Local Students to be Awarded by Circuit Court Clerk at 4th Annual Law Day Art Contest Ceremony

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Provided by Prince William County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office

Jacqueline Smith, Esq., Clerk of the 31st Circuit Court, will host her 4th Annual Law Day Art Contest Award Ceremony at the Judicial Center’s third floor atrium on May 2, 2024, at 6 p.m. Prizes for first, second, and third-place winning artwork will be presented to students at the award ceremony.

Clerk Smith’s Annual Art Contest combines civics and art and offers local students an interactive way to illustrate decision-making and civil discourse. Law professionals across the country observe Law Day in May every year to promote a better understanding of the legal profession and the role of law in society.

This year, several students from the Prince William County Human Rights Student Leadership Council joined to deliberate as peer jurors for the contest.

The student jurors were captivated by the powerful “symbols of democracy, diversity, and people using their voices” in each artwork. They noted that the artists effectively conveyed the theme with their colorful and inspiring pieces.

Coinciding with the National Law Day theme “Voices of Democracy,” an online public poll was taken and tallied. Winners were selected from four levels: high school, middle school, and two categories from elementary school. First-place winners include:

  • Elementary School (1st–2nd grades): “The Supremes” by Huey W., Merit School of Prince William County
  • Elementary School (2nd–5th grades): “The Power of the People” by Kennedy M., Kyle Wilson Elementary
  • Middle School (6th–8th grades): “Hear Us!” by Lela N., Manassas Park Middle School
  • High School (9th–12th grades): “Hear Us” by Denise K., Colgan High School

All student artwork is currently on display at the Judicial Center until the Law Day Art Award Ceremony on May 2. The art will then be exhibited at the Open Space Arts gallery in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center from May 4 to 26, 2024. For more information about the Clerk’s Annual Law Day Art Contests, click here.


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