Court of Chancery Art Contest


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A Legal History Art Contest

The Court of Chancery, in partnership with the Court of Chancery Historical Society is hosting the second annual art competition to celebrate history through art. The contest seeks submissions of art depicting and celebrating the historic Delaware cases of Belton v. Gebhart and Bulah v. Gebhart that directly contributed to the 1954 United States Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education.

Students are asked to create artwork that relates and/or is inspired by the cases. For example, students can create art depicting any of the people or places that were featured in the decision including plaintiffs, judges, lawyers, or locations such as the schools or towns.

  • Deadline: Submissions due April 15, 2024
  • Eligibility: Open to Students in Grades 7 - 12

Prizes

  • First place winner: $500
    The First place winner’s artwork will be displayed at the Courthouse.
  • Second place winner: $300
  • Third place winner: $200
Winners will be invited to attend a reception on April 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

Resources

To learn more about Belton v. Gebhart and Bulah v. Gebhart, please visit: To learn more about Brown v. Board of Education, please visit: View winning submissions from the 2023 Art Competition.

How to submit your artwork

Email a digital picture of your artwork to Chancery_Art_Competition@delaware.gov by April 15, 2024 with the contest submission form (PDF version of submission form).

Tips for Photographing Your Art

  • Hang your work or put it on a flat surface.
  • Put your art against a plain background.
  • Use bright or natural light.
  • Use a high-quality camera or phone.
  • Crop the image so that only your art is visible.

Contest Rules

  • All artwork submitted must be appropriate for all audiences.
  • All submissions must be original art not received during the 2023 competition and must be submitted digitally.
  • One submission per person.

Questions?

Please email Chancery_Art_Competition@delaware.gov with any questions.