Sophomore’s art submission wins state contest

A colored drawing of an eagle, fireworks and Uncle Sam.
In her submission, Julianna Hall described her piece: “The bald eagle represents the U.S. Its talons are piercing the [U.S.] Constitution to show the power of change. Uncle Sam is smiling as he melts away with the old. He is happy and accepting of change.”

A Fayetteville-Manlius High School student recently won a statewide art contest focused on the United States Constitution. 

Sophomore Julianna Hall entered Office for Justice Initiatives’ 2022 Law Day Art Contest, which had a theme of “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”

The contest was open to any student in grades 9-12 enrolled in a high school within New York state or a homeschooled student who has completed coursework through grade 8 and is working toward a high school degree within New York.

The artwork was judged based on creativity, originality, professional quality (neatness and craft), aesthetic quality (design, layout, color/tones), concept (honoring the Law Day theme), selection and application of materials and complexity/level.

Julianna’s submission, “Be Fierce and Pierce,” will be featured on the New York State Unified Court System webpages and social media platforms for one year.