The Penobscot County Bar Association is now accepting essays and artwork from high schoolers in Penobscot County on the topic of ADVANCING THE RULE OF LAW NOW. First-place winners in each category will win a $500 cash prize, and second-place winners will win a $250 cash prize!
The rule of law is the principle that all individuals and institutions are accountable to the law. Countries around the world strive to achieve the rule of law, where clear and fair processes are used to enforce the law, an independent judiciary interprets the laws, and human rights are guaranteed for all. Do all individuals and institutions in America truly receive equal treatment under the law in 2021? Does America truly abide by the principle that no one is “above the law”? How should we as a society act to protect the principle of rule of law in our courts, governments, and communities? How have current events in America demonstrated the strengthening or deterioration of the rule of law?
Penobscot County high school students are invited to submit essays of 750 words or less or two-dimensional works of art no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches exploring the theme of ADVANCING THE RULE OF LAW NOW.
For information, contact Tracy Collins at email@example.com.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MARCH 19, 2021
Last year, John Bapst’s Tong Edward Wu ’21 won first place in the poster contest. (https://www.johnbapst.org/news/john-bapst-student-wins-penobscot-county-bar-association-law-day-contest/)
Let’s do it again this year!