SBM offers more than $3000 in prizes for 2015 Law Day contest

The State Bar of Michigan's fourth annual Law Day creative contest is open for entries.

Participants should submit a creative project illustrating the 2015 Law Day Theme, "Symbols of Freedom Under Law." Examples of creative projects include essays, debates, mock trials, podcasts, dramatic or musical plays, re-enactments, short documentaries, board games, video games, and more. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.

Winning projects will most effectively illuminate or dramatize the significance of the Law Day theme. View the winning entries from previous Law Day contests at

Cash prizes will be awarded. The $1,000 top prize will be awarded to one winner, up to two $750 second-tiered prizes will be awarded, and up to three $500 third-tiered prizes will be awarded.

All winning submissions will be publicized for statewide recognition as Michigan Model Law Day projects.

The Law Day creative contest is overseen by a subcommittee of the State Bar of Michigan Law-Related Education and Public Outreach Committee, chaired by Allan Motzny and Monica Nuckolls. Kristin Arnett heads the Law Day subcommittee.

Entries in the 2015 State Bar of Michigan Law Day creative contest are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015. For more details about the contest rules and resources visit SBM Law Day. If you have additional questions about the Law Day contest, contact SBM Communications Manager Samantha Meinke at (517) 346-6332 or