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Visual Arts Contest
Editorial Cartoons

A single image can convey a powerful message. That is why editorial cartoons are often used to explore complex subjects. Cartoonists use symbols, metaphors, caricatures and more to explain public opinion on current issues. In this contest, LegiSchool and KQED's The Lowdown invite you to express your opinion by creating an original editorial cartoon. Cash prizes awarded to winners and runners up. Postmark deadline is Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

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19th Annual Essay Contest
Climate Change

According to some scientists, the earth’s average temperature has risen by almost 1.5 degrees in the last 100 years. Though the change may seem small, many argue that increasing temperatures have led to rising sea levels, more extreme weather patterns, risk to some species of wildlife and more. Some citizens have asked the government to adopt more sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint and make communities more green. Others citizens voice concerns that government actions will do more harm than good, stifling the economy and raising the prices of gas and electricity. What do you think? Ten winning essayists will be invited to spend a day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and discuss their viewpoint with policymakers. All entries must contain a cover page (please see sample below). Postmark Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015.

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Annual Photo Contest
California Through My Eyes

How do you envision California? LegiSchool wants you to step behind the camera lens and show us!  Capture an image that represents California to you. The photo can be of a person, place or thing – the sky is the limit! The grand-prize winner will receive $150 and four runners-up will receive $100 each. Postmark Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015.

2014 LegiSchool Photo Contest Winners

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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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