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Clerk's 4th Annual Law Day Art Contest (2024)

Circuit Court Clerk Awards Students at Law Day Art Award Ceremony

Local Students Awarded at Circuit Court Clerk’s 4th Annual Law Day Art Contest Ceremony

Jacqueline Smith, Esq., Clerk of the 31st Circuit Court, held her 4th Annual Law Day Art Contest Award Ceremony on May 2nd, 2024, at 6 p.m. in the Judicial Center's third floor atrium, where several students received prizes for their artwork.

Clerk Smith’s Annual Art Contest combines civics and art and offers local students an interactive way to illustrate decision-making and civil discourse. Law professionals across the country observe Law Day in May every year to promote a better understanding of the legal profession and the role of law in society.

This year, several students from the Prince William County Human Rights Student Leadership Council joined to deliberate as peer jurors for the contest.

The student jurors were captivated by the powerful “symbols of democracy, diversity, and people using their voices” in each artwork. They noted that the artists effectively conveyed the theme with their colorful and inspiring pieces.

Coinciding with the National Law Day theme “Voices of Democracy," an online public poll was taken and tallied. Winners were selected from four (4) categorical levels: high school, middle school, and two categories from elementary school.

First-place winners include:
Elementary School (1st–2nd grades): “The Supremes” by Huey W. (The Merit School of Prince William)
Elementary School (3rd–5th grades): “The Power of the People” by Kennedy M. (Kyle Wilson Elementary)
Middle School (6th–8th grades): “Hear Us!” by Lela N. (Manassas Park Middle School)
High School (9th–12th grades): “Hear Us” by Denise K. (Colgan High School)

The art will be exhibited at the Open Space Arts gallery in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center from May 4th to May 26th, 2024.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office extends gratitude for the schools and students who participated from Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. With special thanks to award sponsors, Cafe Pottery (A.C. Fun Factory), Bach to Rock, the ARTfactory, Uptown Alley, Prince William County Parks and Recreation, Open Space Arts, Crumbl Cookies -Bristow, Chick Fil A -Bristow, Merit School of Manassas and Prince William County, McKay Used Books. 

Click on this coloring resources website for a fun way to encourage Law Day interest among younger students.

We are excited to showcase your student artwork in 2025! Please check back and follow us on social media for updates @PWCCircuitCourt (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (X), Threads, YouTube). 

Congratulations to the 2024 4th Annual Law Day Art Contest Winners:

Circuit Court Awards Local Students at Law Day Art Award Ceremony


The 2023 Law Day Art Contest was a huge success. Below is more information about it.  

3rd Annual Law Day Art Contest:
The Circuit Court Clerk, Jacqueline Smith, received artwork from all local students enrolled in the 2022-2023 school year in the County of Prince William and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, including private, home based, and public schools.

The art was exhibited at the Prince William County Art Council's Open Space Arts in Stone Bridge. Some of the artwork will be displayed in the Jury Room of the Circuit Court (3rd Floor of the Judicial Center).

The Circuit Court Clerk extends appreciation to the sponsors of this year's student artwork awards, including Northern Virginia Community College (SysSTEMic Scholarship), the ARTfactory (Performance Tickets), Cafe Pottery (Free Clay Pottery and Lesson), Manassas Mall (Retail Gift Cards and Items), Bach 2 Rock (Bristow - Scholarship for Lessons), and the Prince William County Arts Council (Showcase Art in Gallery Exhibit "For Those Who Serve". 

2023 Law Day Art Contest Award Winners:

2023 3rd Annual Law Day Art Contest Winners w Jackie Smith CoCC




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