What is it about? The Law Society of BC is hosting an essay contest in honour of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The essay topic is “Magna Carta and its relevance to Canada in the 21st Century.” Students are asked to submit an essay that demonstrates an understanding of the significance of the Magna Carta to the rule of law, human rights and democratic principles.
Who can enter? The competition is open to students in a BC public high school in the 2014/15 academic year who are currently enrolled in, or have taken, Law 12 and/or Civics Studies 11 courses.
What can I win? The first prize winner will receive an award of $1,000 and will be invited to a special awards presentation event in Vancouver; the runner up will receive $500.
When do I enter by? Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015.
For more information on essay requirements, submission guidelines and judging criteria, go here to download the information form.
Update June 19, 2015: The deadline has been extended to December 31, 2015! Read more at the Law Society’s News page.