Children's Law Section Annual Art Contest
About the Contest
The annual contest, now in its tenth year, aims to help improve the lives of New Mexico’s youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system. Youth who are currently detained or involved in such programs as the Youth Reporting Center, drug court, and anti-domestic violence programs use supplies provided by the Children's Law Section to create works based on a selected theme. The generous donations by members of the judiciary, the State Bar, and the community help defray the cost of supplies, prizes, and an award reception. Through the years, the contest has demonstrated that communicating ideas and emotions through art and writing fosters thought and discussion among youth on how to change their lives for the better.
2012 Children's Law Section Art and Writing Contest
“My Super Self: A Portrait of Me at my Best.”
First Place (Bernalillo County)
"My mask represents me when in my own world. I float off into the clouds.
When I come back to the world, I am at peace."
Second Place (Valencia County)
"I like colorful things. I like makeup and glitter. I like rainbow colors."
The Busted Gal
"This represents my intelligence."
(San Juan County)
"Being clean and sober helps me to keep my nose clean and this black shield stores all my knowledge."
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