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Eastern District of Texas

Judge Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Law Day Art Contest

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Law Day Art Contest 2019

The Law Day Art Contest is open to high school students in the Southeast Texas public and private schools within the boundaries of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division, encompassing the following counties: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton and Orange.

Judges, court personnel, attorneys, and other dignitaries will honor the prize winners, their parents, and teachers at a ceremony to be held at the U.S. Courthouse in Beaumont on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All winning and honorable mention entries will be framed and displayed for twelve months at the Courthouse.

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1st as Law Day, which is meant to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law. The contest is intended to help students and the public understand how the law protects our American freedoms.

Thank you for your help in making this information available to your high school art students. If you have any questions about the Law Day Art Contest, please contact me.

David O'Toole
U.S. District Clerk, Texas Eastern
(903) 590-1008

Theme of the 2019 Law Day Art Contest: "Americans at Play"

Important Dates

Entries: February 20,2019 at 5:00 pm
Finalists Announced: March 15, 2019
Ceremony: April 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Four prizes/scholarships are available:

1st place - $1,000
2nd place - $750
3rd place - $500
4th place - $250

To participate in the 2019 Law Day Art Contest please view the poster and the other documents below.
The deadline for entries is Wednesday February 20,2019 at 5:00 pm!


Law Day Art Contest 2018 Photo Gallery