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Visual Arts Contest: Art in Agriculture

California has long been known for its vibrant agricultural industry. The state produces over 400 crops and grows nearly half of the nation’s fruits, vegetables and nuts. The LegiSchool Project invites you to create a visual image of what agriculture means to you.  What images come to mind when you think of California farms and ranches?  Is it a vineyard, a tractor or someone working the fields?  Is it cattle, crops or expanses of ranch and farm land? California students are invited to showcase their creative side and submit artwork inspired by the golden state’s bountiful land. One grand prize winner will receive $150 and four runners up will receive $100 each. Postmark deadline is Thursday, October 10, 2013.

2013 Visual Arts Contest Flyer

Entry Information


18th Annual Essay Contest
Gun Control vs. Gun Rights

California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and this year, there are several more gun control bills working their way through the legislature. This issue has been hotly debated by lawmakers in California over the last several years and now we want students to weigh in on the debate. Are tough gun laws effective in making communities safer?  Have lawmakers implemented too many gun control laws?  Who’s right and who’s wrong? Ten winning essayists will be invited to spend a day at the Capitol on April 9, 2014 and discuss their viewpoints on this topic at a summit with policymakers.  Detailed information can found below. Postmark deadline is Friday, January 17, 2014

Rules and Guidelines

Entry Form

Submit entry form and essay (with a cover page) as PDF documents to:


Annual Photo Contest
California Through My Eyes

How do you envision California? Farms or mountains? People or prairies?  High rise buildings or wide open spaces? Students are invited to step behind the camera lens and capture an image that represents California. The photo can be of a person, place or thing – be creative! The grand-prize winner will receive $150 and four runners-up will receive $100 each.  Postmark Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014.

Photo Contest flyer

Entry Form


2013 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners

2012 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners

2011 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners

2010 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners




Past Contest Winners





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