December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, celebrating the day that the Constitution's first 10 Amendments were ratified in 1791. Courts around the country celebrate this important milestone throughout the month of December.
STUDENT CONTEST: The United States Courts within the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the Fourth Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest. 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. 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 6.
Entry deadline is October 29, 2023. To enter the contest, visit the official contest website, hosted by the Judicial Learning Center.
- To read about the Bill of Rights, click HERE to visit the National Archives site.
- To see Bill of Rights Day activities, click HERE to visit the U.S. Courts national outreach page.
- If you would like more information on how you and/or your students can participate in our annual Bill of Rights Day event, contact our Public Education and Community Outreach Administrator.
Contact info – Rachel Marshall