The United States Courts of Appeals and the United States District Courts in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the third annual Bill of Rights Day contest and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Students in grades 5-12 from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are encouraged to submit art and essays on the importance of the Bill of Rights. Be as creative as you like!

A grand prize winner from each of two age groups (grades 5-8 and 9-12) will be awarded a $500 cash prize, will be able to take part in a virtual event on Wednesday, Dec. 7 with federal judges and other legal experts on the enduring rights afforded to Americans by the Bill of Rights, and have their name and submission shared on the websites of the participating United States District Courts. Semi-finalists from each District Court will receive a $50 prize.

Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

District semi-finalists will be notified before Thanksgiving. Grand prize winners will be announced at the virtual event on Dec. 7. Must be present to win the grand prize.

Detailed contest prompts, guidelines, and online submission form can be found here.

Even if you don’t choose to enter the contest, all are welcome to the virtual event at 6 p.m. Dec. 7. There will be chances to win additional prizes!

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