Poster & Essay Contest for 11th/12th graders
The NYSBA's Young Lawyers Section
and Law Youth and Citizenship Committee, invite 11th and 12th graders
from schools within the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 9th Judicial Districts (see
list below) of New York State to participate in the First Annual Civics
Poster & Essay Contest.The posters and essays will have a US flag/US
Constitution theme. The Young Lawyers Section will select a
1st, 2nd and 3rd place poster, and a
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place essay.
Prizes: 1st place - $300;
2nd place - $200; 3rd place - $100. The organizers
hope the contest will serve as a platform to enhance students'
understanding of U.S. government through their creative participation in
the poster and/or essay portion of the contest. Students
must submit their work to their schools by January 18,
2013. Non-school organizations and home school teachers
should contact the Section Liaison T.
Bardwell at NYSBA prior to sending
The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is one of the largest Sections of the New York State Bar Association. The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) comprises more than 3,900 members, including law students and newly-admitted attorneys, practicing in a variety of substantive areas, throughout the state, across the country, and around the world. The YLS encourages its members to take an interest in and participate in the YLS, the New York State Bar Association, the legal profession, and their communities.Vist their site - click here
The Law, Youth and Citizenship (LYC) Program promotes citizenship and law-related education in schools throughout New York State. LYC assists educators in creating opportunities for students to become effective citizens able to participate fully in our democratic society. www.lycny.org