2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Deadline April 16, 2017!

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2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest - Deadline April 16, 2017!

Announcing an essay and video contest open to high school students in the western United States and Pacific Islands. Entries accepted beginning February 1, 2017. Deadline for entries is April 16, 2017. Contest rules, entry instructions and more information will be available January 1, 2017, at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest 

This year the theme is "Not to be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment". The contest allows for both essay and video submissions, and cash prizes are awarded to the top three places in both categories. The deadline for submissions is April 16, 2017. 

If students are looking for additional resources about this subject, the District Court recently held a presentation on the Japanese Internment, and the recording of the presentation has been posted on the civics contest website at the top of the "resources" page: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest/. The direct public URL for the video is:  https://vimeo.com/204104079.  

Questions can be directed to Michelle Pettit at:

Michelle Pettit

Ninth Circuit Civics Contest Committee Member

Southern District of California

(619) 546-7972  (office)