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Bill of Rights Day




The 2023 Contest is now closed. Thank you for participating, and congratulations to this year's winners! 

Contest winners can be viewed at


2024 Program details will be announced in Summer 2024!



2023 Archive: 

The United States Courts of Appeals along with the United States District Courts in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the second annual Bill of Rights contest and we want YOU to be a part of it!

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. This year's participants will be asked to respond to specific prompts. To view the prompts and complete contest rules, please visit

A grand prize winner from each age category will be awarded a $500 cash prize and have their name and submission shared on the websites of the participating United States District Courts. Semi-finalists will receive an electronic gift card valued at $50.Semi-finalists will be notified before Thanksgiving and grand prize winners will be announced at the LIVE virtual event on December 6.  Must be present to win the grand prize.  

Submissions will be accepted during the fall semester, through Sunday, October 29, at 5pm.


Individual student entries must be submitted via the contest Survey Monkey form. Teachers wishing to submit a set of entries on behalf of their class may contact Mary Giorgio for information on bulk submissions (

Teachers - make sure you tell your students to list you on their submission forms!  All teacher names submitted will be entered into a raffle. The more students you have enter the more chances you have to win.


2023 Virtual Public Event

Even if you don’t choose to enter the contest, all are welcome for the virtual event on December 6 at 6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern.  There will be chances to win additional prizes!

The Bill of Rights and You
December 6, 2022 at 6pm CT/ 7pm ET

The virtual event is open to all families and fans of American Civics! Event registration is required to receive the zoom link.  Register here: