“Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law” 2015 Law Day Art Contest
2015 Law Day Art Contest

Deadline: March 31, 2015

The American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division is proud to announce the 2015 Law Day Art Contest. Please help us get the word out to your teachers and students so that they have the opportunity to participate.

This annual contest provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about our legal system, justice, get creative and win prizes. The contest can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit, or just done for fun.  Individual and group submissions are welcomed.

The Law Day Art Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes attending a public or private high school, or being home schooled, within the United States and in grades 9-12 or the equivalent.

Theme: The 2015 Law Day theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.” Perhaps more than any other document in human history, Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: No one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. In the eight centuries that have elapsed since Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, it has taken root as an international symbol of the rule of law and as an inspiration for many basic rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel.

Submission: Students are allowed to submit an art piece which may be represented in two-dimensions to be entered in the Law Day Art Contest.  Students are encouraged to use their creativity and create art pieces in any medium desired (including, but not limited to, drawings, paintings, films, photographs, graphic novels, comics, etc.).  Please note artwork should be no larger than 11″ x 17″.

Eligibility: The Law Day Contest is open to students, student groups, and classes attending a public or private high school, or being home schooled, within the United States and in grades 9-12 or the equivalent.  All qualified participants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the Parental Permission Release Form, and each Entry Form must be signed by an adult.

For more information, official rules, and submission forms, please check out our website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/initiatives/law_day_art_contest.html