The Delaware Court of Chancery announces its second annual Legal History Art Contest, open to Delaware students in grades 7-12.
The contest marks the upcoming 70th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Brown v. Board ordering the desegregation of public schools across the nation.
The art contest, which is being conducted in partnership with the Court of Chancery Historical Society, invites students to submit works representing the historic case and its impact.
Student participants are asked to create art depicting their impressions of these important court cases, including people or places that were featured in the decision including litigants, judges, lawyers, or locations such as the schools or towns.
Participating students can submit their art digitally by email. All submissions must be original artwork by the student and e-mail submissions must include the student’s full name, email, phone number, grade, title of artwork (optional) and how the artwork addresses the theme.
All submissions must be received by April 15.
Winners of the contest will receive $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place.
In addition, the winning students and their families will be invited to attend a reception and award ceremony at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center on April 22.
Early submissions are encouraged and full details, including the form needed to submit for the contest, available at courts.delaware.gov.