Maryland Judiciary to hold art contest

September 01, 2011

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Judiciary is holding an art contest to encourage young artists to help promote peacemaking through art.

Maryland students from kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to submit artwork for the judiciary's sixth Conflict Resolution Day Student Bookmark Art Contest.

The contest is sponsored by the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office in observance of National Conflict Resolution Day on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Artwork for the contest should reflect the theme of resolving or preventing conflict.

Submissions are due Friday, Sept. 30. Original artwork may be submitted using a template available at, or on any paper format.

The finished image size must be no larger than 3 inches by 9 inches. The back of the artwork should include:

  • The student's name, age and grade
  • School or program name, if appropriate
  • Teacher's name
  • Return address (artwork will be returned after the contest ends)

Artwork will be judged on creativity and the message conveyed. Do not fold entries, and mail or deliver them to MACRO, 903 Commerce Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in three age groups — kindergarten to second grade, third to fifth grade, and sixth to eighth grade. The prize for each age group is $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. In addition to the prizes, four to six entries will be printed as bookmarks to promote conflict resolution across Maryland.

For more information, call Alecia Parker at 410-260-3540 or send an email to

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