In honour of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the Law Society of BC is running an essay contest for high school students on the topic of “Magna Carta and its relevance to Canada in the 21st Century.”
Until June 1, 2015, the contest will accept submissions of 1,000-1,500 word essays from BC high school students who are taking or have taken Law 12 or Civic Studies 11 courses. Essays should demonstrate “an understanding of the significance of the Magna Carta to the rule of law, human rights and democratic principles.” More details on the contest and information on how to enter are available in this information form.
First prize is $1,000, to be presented at an awards presentation in Vancouver, and publication in Benchers’ Bulletin. The second place prize is $500, and “the winner and runner up will be chosen by a panel representing the Law Society and the education community.”