Law Day Art Contest

2014 Statewide Winners Artwork Gallery

2014 Statewide Winners

2014 Contest Winners by Grade

2014 Contest Winners by School

 

Each year the legal community and people across the nation celebrate Law Day USA on May 1. Law Day provides an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate and learn about our country's court system. 

The Mississippi Bar's 2014 Law Day theme is - American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters

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One of our most cherished national ideals, expressed eloquently by Abraham Lincoln, is "government of the people, by the people, for the people." It is a principle enshrined in our Nation's founding documents, from the Declaration of Independence's assurance that governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed, to the opening three words of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, "We the People." 

The right to vote is the very foundation of government by the people. For this reason, striving to establish and protect every citizen's right to vote has been a central theme of American legal and civic history. Much of the struggle on voting rights began decades ago, but the work is far from complete, and a citizen's right to cast a ballot remains at risk today. 

As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 2014 Law Day theme, American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen's right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.

2014 Entry Form Flyer
   

Contest Rules: 

  • 1st -3rd place awards will be presented to winners at each school. 1st place winners from each school will be judged for statewide awards.
  • The contest will be judged at each grade level (K - 12).
  • Statewide winners will be presented with award certificates and artwork will be displayed in the Capitol during Law Week,
    April 28 - May 2, and also presented in the summer issue of The Mississippi Lawyer magazine.
  • Artwork must be submitted on an 11" x 14" poster board (1/4 of a standard-sized poster board) and received by April 4, 2014.
  • Artwork must be student's own work; no tracings, no glitter, no coloring pages from internet or anywhere else where outlines are already drawn.
  • Artwork must reflect the theme -American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters 
  • All mediums accepted. Creativity is awarded. Color is preferred.
  • Each 11" x 14" poster must have the label from the flyer (which can be enlarged) affixed to the back of the artwork that provides the required judging and contact information. 
  • Organize Entries by grade before submitting.

For more information, please contact Krissa Dobbins Easley at keasley@msbar.org


2014 Law Day Art Contest Flyer

 

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2013 School Winners By School

2013 School Winners By Grade

 



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