Date:  February 16, 2012

Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Event:  Contest 

On February 16, 2012, the League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County launched a contest open to all South Carolina high school students:  “Picture This:  The 5W’s of Judicial Diversity—Who? What? When? Where? Why?:  Using Visual Media to Bring a Message to the Public”.  Students are asked to submit a 1-minute video, slideshow, photo, or graphic illustration that conveys the abstract idea that “[a] diverse judiciary in South Carolina is important because it instills confidence in citizens that court decisions will be fair and impartial.”  Submissions will be judged for creativity and clarity, and shared for public comment on the League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County’s contest Facebook page.

The goal of the contest is to challenge South Carolina students to learn about their state’s courts and to consider the importance of diversity to the judiciary .  Submissions are due by April 15, 2012, and winners will be announced on Law Day (May 1, 2012).