News from the State Bar of Arizona:
Students Win 2010 Law Day Editorial Cartoon Contest
Contact: Rick DeBruhl, Chief Communications Officer
Phone: (602) 340-7335
PHOENIX – May 5, 2010 – High school students from across Arizona entered this year’s Law Day competition. The challenge was to draw an editorial cartoon depicting “Modern Day Pirates: Piracy Laws & Issues in the 21st Century.”
Echo Gillette from St. Johns High School in St. Johns took First Place for her rendition of “The Evolution of the Pirate.”
Amber Walkawiak from William Field High School in Gilbert captured Second Place for “Like Feeding a Monster.”
Javontā Light of Benson High School in Benson was awarded Third Place for “Piracy Is a Crime.”
The State Bar of Arizona, the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County, and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education teamed up for this year’s annual Law Day activities.
The cartoons were judged on the basis of adherence to theme, overall production quality and creativity.
The judges were Hon. Barbara Mundell, Hon. Norman Davis and Marcus Reinkensmeyer, all from the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County; Hon. Roxanne Song Ong from Phoenix Municipal Court; and Rick Kirkman, nationally syndicated cartoonist of “Baby Blues.”
First prize was a Wii system. The second-place prize was an iPod touch, and the third-place prize was an iPod shuffle.