The Oklahoma Bar Association is celebrating Law Day with its annual art and writing contests for all Oklahoma students. The theme for this year’s contest is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”
The deadline for entries is Jan. 14, 2022. Contest information including coloring sheets and writing prompts for pre-K and kindergartners are online.
“This is the 46th year for this fun, educational contest,” said Norman attorney Ed Wunch, OBA Law Day Committee chairperson. “The goal is to stimulate discussion and understanding of the law among young Oklahomans. The theme for this year’s contest was selected to remind us that the Constitution can only fulfill its promise through the involvement of all society in our democracy.”
Winners will receive awards and cash prizes, and all participants will receive a certificate. Winning entries will be published in the Oklahoma Bar Journal and posted to the OBA website. Submit entries by Jan. 14, 2022, to P.O. Box 53036, Oklahoma City, OK 73152.
Law Day, a nationwide event designated by the U.S. Congress in 1958, is celebrated each year to raise public awareness of American law. The idea for Law Day was conceived by the late Oklahoman Hicks Epton, a Wewoka attorney and OBA past president.
The 18,000-member Oklahoma Bar Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City, was created by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to advance the administration of justice and to foster and maintain learning, integrity, competence, public service and high standards of conduct among Oklahoma’s legal community.