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Children's Law Section Annual Art Contest


Introduction:

Over 200 children who are seeking to improve their lives through court-ordered programs competed in the sixth annual Children’s Law Section Art Contest. The annual event seeks to change the lives of New Mexico’s troubled youths by celebrating children’s artistic talent and promoting mentorship for positive behavior to children in the delinquency system. The contest provided a positive opportunity for the children to express their struggles, look toward the future, and celebrate artistic effort. Each year the Children’s Law Section sponsors the contest with the generous help of community donations.


Children is this year's contest will create works of art on canvas bags based on the theme "Tools for Success." A reception and display of the artwork will be held from 5 to 8 pm, Oct. 28, at Scalo Northern Italian Grill in Albuquerque.  Justice Petra Miminez Maes will be the honored guest.  


Last year’s awards were announced at an exhibition Nov. 7 at the Juvenile Justice Center in Albuquerque. Contestants were asked to create a work based on the theme, “Looking Forward, Looking Back,” using T-shirts as their medium for displaying their art. The shirt front expressed the artist’s view of his or her future, and the back, his or her past. Over the years , the contest have proven that communicating ideas and emotions through art and writing fosters thought and discussion among youth on how to change their lives for the better.
The section solicited sponsors to provide cash donations or prizes for contest winners. The tax-deductible donations enabled contest organizers to set up the exhibit and purchase shirts, art supplies, and prizes.

Prizes:

First Place - $100 Walmart Gift Card

Second Place - $50 Applebees Gift Card
Third Place - $75 Coronado Mall Gift Card

Honorable Mention - $10 McDonald’s Gift Card

Most Unique Use of Materials Award - $25 United Artists Theater
New Vision Award Additional - $25 Walmart Gift Card

Public Defender's Award - $50 Gift Card Coronado Mall
Soroptomist's Award - $25 Gift Card to Target

Strength and Hope Award Additional - $25 Walmart Gift Card

Children's Law Section Board Members at 2008 Art Contest:
(L to r) Chair Kathryn Terry, Secretary Kelly Waterfall, Chair-Elect Beth Collard, Board Member Karen Schauer, Board Member Mary Gueldenzoph and YLD Liaison Jennifer DeGraauw

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2008 Submissions

Winners

First Place FrontFirst Place Back
1st place front - 1st place back

First Place Description:
"This means a lot to me. It means if you focus on moving forward,
you can succeed in many ways. But if you look back you will
only be the same as you were.
"
 
2nd Place Front2nd Place Back
2nd place front - 2nd place back

Second Place Description:
"My T-shirt in the front means that I’m gonna be a Native American rapper.
I’m gonna bring my culture back. My back means that I* used to be
a person that would be dranked up and dripped out.
"


3rd Place Front3rd Place Back
3rd place front - 3rd place back

Third Place Description:
Note: Back illustration depicts artist’s descriptive statement.



Honorable Mention

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Honorable Mention 9
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Special Categories

Public Defender Award 1

Public Defender Award 1

Public Defender Award 2
Public Defender Award 2

Best Representation Promising Future
Best Representation of Promising Future
Most Unique Use of Materials
Most Unique Use of Materials
Placing the Future in Your Hands
Placing the Future in Your Hands
Soroptomist's Award
Soroptomist's Award


Judges

Judge John Romero

Judge John Romero
Judge Monica Zamora
Judge Monica Zamora



 

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