Penobscot County Bar Association Essay/Art Contest

BANGOR — As part of its annual Law Day competition, the Penobscot County Bar Association is offering two $500 prizes and two $250 prizes to high school students across the county who submit the best essays and artwork reflecting the dynamic nature of the US Constitution. .

This year’s theme, “Towards a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change,” chosen by the American Bar Association for contests across the country, invites young scholars to reflect on how “We, the people,” through legislation, court rulings, and other avenues, built on the original words of the U.S. Constitution in an effort to make the “more perfect Union” more real and to explore how leaders contemporaries and ordinary citizens continue to raise their voices to fulfill the promise of the Constitution, defining and redefining these principles.

Students submitting an essay must discuss their point of view in 750 words or less. Students submitting artwork must submit a two-dimensional representation no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches. Submissions must not contain identifying information about the candidate and must be accompanied by a cover sheet with identifying information attached.

All entries must be postmarked or emailed to Contest Coordinator Tracy Collins at [email protected] or PO Box 1401, Bangor, ME 04402-1401, no later than 5 p.m. April 8 . The bar association will host a ceremony consistent with COVID-19 safety protocols for winners and runners-up in May. The association will contact the finalists with the details of the ceremony.

Interested educators can request an information pack from Collins by emailing him at [email protected]

The Penobscot County Bar Association was founded in 1904 to bridge the gap between the Penobscot County legal community and the community at large. The association has been instrumental in creating what is widely considered to be one of the most cordial and communal bars in the state. The organization donates time, money and resources to charitable and educational causes in the county and provides continuing legal education to the legal community.

For more information, please contact Collins at [email protected]

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