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2018 High School Essay Contest

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." - Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868


Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, through the Middle District Bench Bar Fund, and the members of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, are pleased to invite students currently in grades 10 through 12 in counties in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida (Baker, Bradford, Clay,  Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union) to participate in an essay contest.

The essay prompt and contest rules will be available on August 20, 2018. Essays must be submitted by October 15, 2018.

 

FIRST PLACE: $2,000

SECOND PLACE: $1,000

THIRD PLACE: $500

 

ENTRIES MUST BE
SUBMITTED ONLINE

WWW.FLMD.USCOURTS.GOV

 
 

 

Questions?

Contact Mary Margaret Giannini at (904) 301-6754
or 2018_essay_contest@flmd.uscourts.gov

 

DEADLINE

NOON, OCTOBER 15, 2018

 

Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony at the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse on November 15, 2018, and at a luncheon at the River Club on December 6, 2018. The first place winner also will be invited to shadow a judge at a mutually agreeable weekday and time.

2018 High School Essay Contest Resources

Contest Home Page

Contest Rules

Entry Form

Essay Prompt

August 20, 2018