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Circuit Court Clerk Calls for Student Artwork

Circuit Court Clerk Calls for Student Artwork

Written By: Prince William County

The Clerk of the Circuit Court, Jacqueline Smith, Esq. is calling for student artwork from students in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. The Clerk is celebrating Law Day with her 4th Annual Artwork Contest.  The contest is open to all local students in grades 1st – 12th enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year, including private, home, and public schools.

The Clerk encourages all students to embark on illustrating the theme, “Voices of Democracy.” The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Law Day is celebrated every year in the month of May since its inception by President Eisenhower in 1958 to increase awareness about the role of law in a free society.

This year, “Americans will address fundamental questions about democracy and the rule of law” through the United States’ presidential election. Interweaving the ideals of civics and democracy, the American Bar Association developed the Law Day theme, “Voices of Democracy”, to deepen the understanding of the election process for many in the law profession and in classrooms across the country.

To interlace civics and art, the Clerk’s 4th Annual Law Day Art Contest is intended to be an exciting and educational way for students and their respective schools to illustrate civil discourse, participation and free and fair elections within the theme “Voices of Democracy” in a creative way. The presentation of artwork and award announcements will be made at the Clerk of Circuit Court’s Law Day Ceremony (TBD).

For entry packet information and details, please visit Clerk’s Annual Law Day Art Contest (pwcva.gov).