Judicial Council of Georgia 2022 Law Day Art Contest

We invited students from across Georgia to submit artwork about the 2022 Law Day theme “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” Thank you to every student that submitted artwork! The winners and their artwork can be found at https://georgiacourtsjournal.org/2022/04/29/2022-law-day-art-contest-winners/.

Law Day is held annually on May 1. It is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.  @GACourts will celebrate Law Day all month-long during May 2022 with periodic posts of our winning art contest entries.

2022 Contest Rules:

Awards (certificates & trophies!) will be given for each grade level from kindergarten through high school. The winners from each grade will then be organized into four age groups (K-2nd, 3rd-5th, middle school, and high school) to determine a grand winner from each group. Grand winners will receive a gift card for the following amounts provided by the Georgia Council of Court Administrators:

High School: $100
Middle School: $50
3rd-5th: $50
K-2nd: $50

In addition to awards, we’ll celebrate Law Day and the talented artists in our state online and in the May issue of the Georgia Courts Journal. We’ll also make every effort to arrange an introduction of the grand winners with his or her local Superior Court Judge!

Submissions for the contest must be received by April 1.

What kind of artwork you may be asking? We’re leaving this contest open to most mediums. We’ll accept paintings, drawings, poetry, videos, graphic design, and other mixed media projects.

For the younger students, we realize original artwork based on this years Law Day theme of “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change”, may be too much to ask, so we have created 2 coloring pages inspired by the theme:

Click here for Coloring Page 1: This page is inspired by the famous MLK quote “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Click here for Coloring Page 2: This page features the U.S. Capitol Building where formal amendments to the Constitution are made.

How to make a Submission: See our entry form. We are accepting submissions by either email or mail. We’ll even take submissions that would normally be mailed, such as a painting or drawing, by email. Just be sure to include all the information on the entry form. If you have a submission, such as a video, that is too large for email, contact bruce.shaw@georgiacourts.gov for assistance.

Mailing address:

Judicial Council of Georgia/Administrative Office of the Courts
Attn: Law Day Art Contest
244 Washington Street, SW, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30334

All entries should include the student’s name, grade, school, age, and teacher contact information.

All entries become the property of the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts and may be used, reproduced, published, and displayed in publications and materials promoting the judicial branch of Georgia. Entries will not be returned.

Winners from previous years