Essay Contest: How has Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) inspired me?

ThuJan20
Contest DeadlineOpen to the Public

Roger Williams University School of Law presents:
How has Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) inspired me? Essay Contest

Categories:

Elementary School (Grades K-5)

-Create an original piece of artwork that symbolizes How has RBG inspired me? Artwork may not be traced or copied. Only original works will be accepted.

-Give your artwork a title or short description. Place title at the top of your page.

-Use materials that you have. i.e. pencil, crayons, water color, and markers.

-Paper size: 8 ½ x 11”.

-Artwork submissions may be photographed or scanned and then emailed. JPEG format preferred.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

-Create an original essay on How has RBG inspired me?

-The essay title should be at the top of page one.

-Limited to one page, double spaced (about 250 words)

High School (Grades 9-12)

-Create an original essay on How has RBG inspired me?

-The essay title should be at the top of page one.

-Limited to two pages, double spaced (about 500 words)

Instructions for All Categories:

-The essay/artwork title should be at the top of page one.

-Submission must include student’s name, grade, school, title of artwork or essay, and parent or guardian name & contact information.

-Mailed entries will not be considered.

Submit Your Entry Here

Prizes:

One winning submission will be selected from each category.

Elementary School (Grades K-5): $100 and one copy of I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

Middle School (Grades 6-8): $175 and one copy of Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

High School (Grades 9-12): $255 and one copy of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

All winning submissions will be featured on the Roger Williams University School of Law website, published in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, and announced at the annual Women in Law Leadership Lecture in March 2022. Winning submissions will need to present a W-9 in order to claim their prizes. Winners consent to submit a quality photograph of themselves to be used in print and social media.

Eligibility:

Students in grades K-12 and attending school in Rhode Island are eligible to participate. The contest is open to private, public and home-schooled students.

Middle School participants in Grade 5 may select to submit in the Middle School (Grade 6-8) Category and submit an essay. Judges will conduct reviews by category.

*Students who are the children of current Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law employees or students are ineligible to participate.

Judging:

Judging will be conducted by members of the Women’s Law Society of Roger Williams University School of Law. Entries will be reviewed by grade level.

Deadline:

Thursday, January 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM EST.

Questions may be directed to RBGessay@rwu.edu

Meet the 2021 Winners: 
2021 RBG Essay Contest Winners