2013 Law Day Art & Essay Contests Announced

The TBA YLD has announced the 2013 Law Day Art & Essay Contest, which gives students the opportunity to express their ideas about living in a society that is governed by the rule of law, and achieve statewide recognition for their work. The 2013 competition theme, "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All" challenges students to explore civil and human rights movements in America and the impact they have had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. Deadline for submissions was April 12. Winners will be announced in May. Students also are asked to consider what remains to be done to rectify injustice in society, including eliminating all forms of discrimination, putting an end to human trafficking and ending other violations of human rights. This theme is particularly timely as this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Law Day Art Contest is open to all Tennessee students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The Essay Contest is open to students in grades nine through 12. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate the contest into existing social studies or civics curriculum, or encourage students to submit entries on their own.