Law Day Art Contest



2019 Winners Announced!

2019 Statewide Winners
2019 Winners by School 
2019 Winners by Grade


Statewide Winners Artwork Gallery  


2019 Law Day Art Contest Flyer

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

In the United States and around the world, freedom of speech and the press are among the most important foundations for a free society. Free speech and free press are prominent topics in public discourse and litigation, and changes in technology have reshaped how free speech and free press work in the everyday world.

Historical and current debates surrounding free speech and free press continually challenge us to consider their boundaries and resilience. What is the role of government in regulating or protecting the press? Should speech or the press be constrained through laws or norms?

The Law Day 2019 theme—Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society—focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights.

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 April 29 - May 3rd, 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 Monday, April 1, 2019.
  • 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 - Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society
  • 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


2019 Law Day Art Contest Flyer


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