(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – November 28, 2017) On Tuesday, December 5, Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera will meet with students in grades K-8 from around Maryland who have used art to promote the peaceful resolution to conflicts. The reception for winners of the Judiciary’s 12th annual Conflict Resolution Day art contest will be held at the Judicial College Education and Conference Center in Annapolis. The media are invited to attend the reception, which will begin at 4 p.m.
Chief Judge Barbera will present awards to young artists and meet with the students, their families, and friends. More than 1,000 bookmarks will be unveiled at the reception and then will be displayed at the conference center in December. A selection of the winning entries will be printed as bookmarks that will be distributed throughout Maryland to promote conflict resolution.
The popular contest, sponsored by the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), received 1,823 entries from students across Maryland, with 15 bookmarks chosen as winners and 48 as honorable mentions. The Judiciary’s website has a list of the contest winners and honorable mentions.
Students created bookmarks based on the theme of resolving or preventing conflict. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in three age groups: kindergarten through second grade; third through fifth grade; and sixth through eighth grade. Prizes for each age group are: $75 for first place; $50 for second place; and $25 for third place.
Reception to honor winners of the 12th annual Conflict Resolution Day Student Bookmark Art Contest, sponsored by the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO)
Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, will meet with students and families, make remarks, and present awards to the winners.
Tuesday, December 5, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Maryland Judicial College Education and Conference Center
To attend, call the Maryland Judiciary Government Relations and Public Affairs Division, 410-260-1488. Cameras and electronic recording devices will be allowed; media outlets are responsible for gaining permission from families, as necessary, for use of photos/video/publication of students’ artwork.