2020 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest- “The Right to Vote: Milestone Anniversaries”

Taken from http://www.azb.uscourts.gov/news/2020-ninth-circuit-civics-contest

Taken from http://www.azb.uscourts.gov/news/2020-ninth-circuit-civics-contest

Hey Knights! Do you want to participate in an essay and video contest that could possibly give you up to $2,000? The United States District Court for the District of Arizona will be hosting its annual Ninth Circuit Civics Contest. The contest is open to high school students in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, the United States Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. They are seeking high school students who are attending public, private, parochial, and charter schools, or home-schooled students. However, children of federal judges, chambers staff, and employees of federal court offices are not eligible to participate.

Contest winner’s prizes
Taken from https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest/

Local contest winners in each category also will receive prizes of $1,000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $250 for 3rd place.

The subject, “The Right to Vote: Milestone Anniversaries”, is based on U.S. citizens still having barriers and restrictions on voting rights despite the 15th and 19th Amendments.

Do formal or informal barriers remain today? What additional changes would you make, if any, to Americans’ voting rights?”

Full flyer of the 2020 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest

Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas on the theme in an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words. Individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the theme. A student may submit both an essay and video, and may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video.

Essays must be submitted electronically on this website – https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest – as a Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat document. Entries are accepted beginning February 15, 2020; deadline for entries is March 25, 2020. Cash prizes for winners of the essay and video competitions, plus travel and accommodations to attend the 2020 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Portland, Oregon.

This is a wonderful opportunity that The United States District Court has put for us. If this subject has any meaning to you or is something you are very passionate about, don’t hesitate to express your feelings on it. Good Luck Knights!

Resources Used:

https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest/

http://www.azb.uscourts.gov/news/2020-ninth-circuit-civics-contest

http://www.azd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/announcements/Civics%20Contest%202020.pdf

Contest rules and entry instructions are available by clicking here.