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    The section thanks the following 2012 sponsors for their generous donations:

    Susan Alkema
    Lori Bauer Apodaca
    Elizabeth Collard
    Cristen Conley
    Fine Law Firm
    Judy Flynn O'Brien
    Steven Granberg
    F. Michael Hart
    Whitney Johnson
    Jeffrey Kauffman
    Peter Klages
    Joan Kozon
    Eileen Mandel
    Kathleen M.V. Oakey
    Susan Page
    Judge William Parnall
    Pegasus Legal Services...
    Peter Tasso Law Firm PC
    Scalo's (in kind)
    Johanna Studebaker
    Walther Family Law
    Kelly Waterfall
    Linda Yen

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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)

1st Place

"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)
2nd Place
"I like colorful things. I like makeup and glitter. I like rainbow colors."


Third Place

3rd Place-1
3rd Place-2

(Valencia County)

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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