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Third Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The United States Courts within the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the Third Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Students in Grades 5-12 from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are encouraged to submit art and essays on the importance of the Bill of Rights. See detailed prompts and guidelines below.  Be as creative as you like!

Entries must be submitted using this online form.  If information is missing from the form, the entry will not be considered.

Submissions will be accepted during the fall semester, through 5:00pm on Sunday, October 30, 2022.


  • All entries must be the original work of the student(s).
  • Group entries will be accepted only if all group members submit an individual entry form.  It is up to the contestants to fairly divide any prize amounts they may win.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • Entries with incomplete entry forms will not be considered.
  • No photography or computer-generated art will be accepted as artwork.  

District semi-finalists from each grade level will receive a $50 prize and advance to the finals.  Grand prize winners will be awarded a $500 cash prize, be able to take part in a virtual award ceremony with a federal judge on Wednesday, December 7, and have their name and submission shared on the websites of the participating United States District Courts.

Semi-finalists will be notified before Thanksgiving and grand prize winners will be announced at the LIVE virtual event on December 7.  Must be present to win the grand prize.  

Contest information:

Bill of Rights Day Entry Form:

Questions?  See