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

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

Submit Your Entry Here

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. Place title at the top of your page.
  • Use materials that you have. i.e., pencil, crayons, watercolor, and markers.
  • Paper size: 8 ½ x 11”.
  • Artwork submissions may be photographed or scanned and then uploaded. JPEG format preferred. Use submission link on this page.

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.
  • Submissions may be uploaded and submitted via the link on this page. Artwork may be scanned.
  • Mailed entries will not be considered.
  • Submissions must include student’s name, grade, school, title of artwork or essay, and parent or guardian name & contact information.

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): $200 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): $300 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 and announced at the annual Women in Law Leadership Lecture to be held in the Spring of 2023. Winning submissions will need to present a W-9 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:
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by 5:00 PM EST.

Teacher Resources:
RBG CURRICULUM RESOURCES

Color Poster 8.5 x 11"

Black & White Poster 8.5 x 11"

Meet the 2022 Winners:
2022 RWU Law RBG Essay/Art Contest Winners

Questions may be directed to RBGessay@rwu.edu