The Federal Bar Association is holding its inaugural civics essay contest posing the question: “What Does an Impartial Judicial System Mean to Me?”
This year’s essay contest holds a 500-word limit for submissions from middle school students and a 1,000-word limit for high school students. Oral submissions are also accepted through the StoryCorps App and are limited to three minutes in length. The middle school category is awarding $1,000, $500, and $250 for first, second, and third place respectively. The prizes are doubled for high school winners, with first place receiving $2,000, second place receiving $1,000, and third place receiving $500.
Writers of the first place submissions in each category are rewarded with a trip to Washington, D.C and may be accompanied by one parent/guardian, with the organization providing funds for travel. This trip coincides with the Federal Bar Association’s Mid-Year Meeting on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
This essay is an opportunity for the young people of this nation to voice their opinions on the judicial system in a constructive and rewarding way.
All essays and recordings should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 23, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Recordings may also be submitted via the StoryCorps App.
The nomination form for Nomination of Teachers for Excellence in Civics Education is located at: www.fedbar.org/civicsessay.aspx. Nomination forms should be submitted to email@example.com by Monday, January 23, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The selected teachers will be honored with a plaque.
Questions may be directed to Josh Albertson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 571-481-9118 or Contest Chair: Maria Vathis: email@example.com or phone at 312-602-5127. For more information visit: www.fedbar.org/civicsessay.aspx.
Published: December 21, 2016, Updated: December 21, 2016