Union-Snyder County Bar Association Announces Law Day Contest |

Ongoing Law Day Contest

MIDDLEBURG — Students in grades 7 through 12 across the valley can now enter the Union-Snyder County Bar Association’s Essay and Art Competition. Association president Mike Piecuch says the deadline is 4 p.m. on April 11.

He says this year’s theme is “Towards a More Perfect Union – The Constitution in Times of Change”. Students should approach this year’s theme by answering questions such as “What does the Constitution mean to you?” “Why are the Constitution and its amendments important today? and “What amendments or changes do you think should be made to the Constitution?”

Winners and runners-up will receive cash prizes and be honored at Law Day courtroom ceremonies at 4 p.m. in Lewisburg on May 5 and Middleburg on May 11.

Here are more details:

Essay applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] Artwork may be submitted to the office of Magistrate District Judge Jeff Rowe at the Union County Courthouse or to the office of District Attorney Mike Piecuch at the Snyder County Courthouse. Cover sheets are required for all entries to facilitate blind judging.

Winners and runners-up will be chosen for Snyder County and Union County in each category (essay/art) for each age group. Cash prizes of $200.00 will go to the first place winner and $100.00 to the second place winners.

Submissions for the essay contest can include a traditional essay, creative writing, or poetry. Students in grades 7 and 8 cannot exceed 500 words, while students in grades 9 through 12 cannot exceed 1,000 words.

Art competition submissions may include posters, drawings, paintings, collages or photographs and must be original (not computer generated). Original art can be any medium: pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, pencil, chalk, collage or photography. Art submissions cannot exceed 4 feet by 4 feet and cannot weigh more than 20 pounds.

Andrew B. Reiter