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All Contests:

  • One Grand Prize will be awarded to the best overall individual entry chosen from all grade levels.  If the grand prize is awarded to a group entry, the grand prize will be $500 cash split equally among the group members.
  • Judging for both the art and writing contest is based on originality and interpretation of the theme.
  • Deadline: . Must be received by the deadline, so mail a few days earlier.
  • Please include the entry form on the back of the entry.
  • Entries will not be returned.
  • Entries are limited to one per student in each contest.
  • Teachers (including home school teachers) will receive a color participant certificate, ready for personalization, for each student who enters.
  • Students submitting entries directly to the OBA will also receive a certificate.
  • All teachers submitting entries will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates.
  • Target date to announce contest winners: February 2015.
  • Winning entries will be published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and posted to the OBA website.
  • First and second place winners in each category will receive a framed award certificate in addition to prize money. First place winners will be invited to an award presentation ceremony at the State Capitol, where each attending winner will receive his or her award. Second place winners will be presented their awards by their local county bar association. Honorable mention winners will receive an award certificate in a presentation folder with a ribbon. Presentation arrangements for honorable mention recipients will vary by county.
  • Judges reserve the right to not award a prize for every grade level.

Art Contest

Grades: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten (includes T-1): Coloring  

  • For each grade level, a first and second place winner are chosen
  • Note: beginning in 2014-2015, transitional first grade students will be judged within the "kindergarten" category.
  • First and second place winners receive certificates and ribbons
  • Honorable mention certificates will also be awarded
  • Three coloring sheets to choose from; each student may pick one of the coloring sheets to enter.

Grades: 1-12: 

This is a free form art contest for students grades 1-12.  Entries will be an original piece of artwork from any medium.  Examples of entries might be used to document student community service project (digital or DVD format preferred), a video production, mixed media artwork, original music, creative writing, poetry, photography, collage or anything else that relates to the contest theme.

  • 1st place and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for each grade level.
  • 1st place winners in 1st-8th will receive a $50 cash prize.
  • 2nd place winners in 1st - 8th will receive a $25 cash prize.
  • 1st place winners in 9th-12th will receive $100 cash prize.
  • 2nd place winners in 9th-12th will receive $50 cash prize.
  • Honorable mention certificates will also be awarded
  • Group submissions are accepted and will be judged at the grade level of the group member in the highest grade.

 Writing Contest

A writing contest is available for 1st - 12th grade.  Students will respond to a prompt based on his or her grade level provided by the Oklahoma Bar Association Law Day Committee.  Each prompt has been tailored to align with the Oklahoma State Department of Education social studies standards.  
  • 1st place and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for each grade level.
  • 1st place winners in 1st - 8th will receive a $50 cash prize.
  • 2nd place winners will receive a $25 cash prize.
  • 1st place winners in 9th-12th will receive $100 cash prize.
  • 2nd place winners in 9th-12th will receive $50 cash prize.
  • Honorable mention certificates will also be awarded
  • Writing prompts available below

Writing Rubrics:

Elementary

Middle School

High School

Lesson Plans:

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4

Writing Contest Prompts: (Downloadable PDF):


Grade

Standards

Writing Prompt

Grade 1

American Heroes

Who is your favorite founding hero or heroine and why?

Grade 2

Our Democratic Heritage

Why is it important to understand the history of the United States?

Grade 3

Oklahoma Studies

Why is the Constitution important?

Grade 4

United States Studies: Regional Geography and History – The Why of Where: Places, Patterns of Settlement, and Global Interactions

What do you believe is the most important right granted by the Bill of Rights?

Grade 5

United States Studies: Creating the United States: The Foundation, Formation and Transformation of the American Nation, 1607-1806

Why is it important to understand the history of the formation of the Constitution?

Grade 6

World Geography: The Western Hemisphere – The Why of Where: Places, Patterns of Settlement, and Global Interactions

How did the principles in the Magna Carta influence other European nations’ political development?

Grade 7

World Geography: The Eastern Hemisphere: The Why of Where: Places, Patterns of Settlement, and Global Interactions

Compare and contrast western political traditions such as those found in the Magna Carta to those found in the Constitution.

Grade 8

Creating the United States: The Foundation, Formation, and Transformation of the American Nation, 1754-1877

What principles from the Magna Carta are also present in the United States Constitution?

High School

Oklahoma History and Government –
The Foundation, Formation, and Transformation of the State of Oklahoma

How did the United State’s founding principles shape the Oklahoma Constitution?

Sociology –
Formations and Patterns of Group Behavior

How do our political traditions influence modern actions?

United States Government –
Freedom for All: Securing Rights and Defining Responsibilities

Analyze how the Magna Carta influenced the creation of the United States’ Constitution.

United States History – Creating the United States: The American Nation in Transformation, 1878 to the Present

Compare and contrast the principles in the Magna Carta to those found in the United States Constitution.

World History – Cultural Connections, Turning Points, and Transformation of the World into the Modern Era

How was the Magna Carta a turning point for European political traditions?

World Human Geography – The Why of Where: Places, Patterns of Settlement, and Global Interactions

Analyze the influence of the principles found in the Magna Carta on the geographic expansion of European nations in the following centuries.


 

 Mail entries to:

Law Day Committee
Oklahoma Bar Association
P.O. Box 53036
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

Deliver to:

Oklahoma Bar Association
1901 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Questions?

Email the Law Day committee