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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. It may seem small, but this increase has led to many changes in our weather. To address the impact of climate change, California is implementing landmark legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy. In addition, many local governments are creating climate action plans to prevent and adapt to the effects of climate change. LegiSchool invites you to join in the conversation. What efforts are your communities undertaking? Could more be done? What is your role in combating climate change? Ten winning essayists will be invited to spend a day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and discuss their viewpoint with policymakers. Detailed information available in October. Postmark Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015.


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



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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