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Art Contest

2019 Submissions for "Market the Me I Want to Be"




Youth around the state of New Mexico who have had contact with the Juvenile Justice System and/or Children’s Court.

Judging is done, anonymously, in Albuquerque.

Theme and Art Medium:
Each year, there is a different art medium for the children to decorate in accordance to a yearly theme. The children are encouraged to write a small blurb about their art piece.

Provided by the Children’s Law Section through donations made by members of the judiciary, the State Bar, and the community.

Time Frame:
Supplies are usually mailed or delivered in August and must be returned in September.  Typically, a little over a month is given to the children to work on the project.

Prizes are typically in the form of gift cards to Target or other large retailers. Prize amounts range from $15 to $100. Generally, there are first place, second place, and third place winners, along with more than ten honorable mention winners.

Annual Reception:
Each fall, an Art Contest Awards Reception is held in Albuquerque. The participants, their families, and all court personnel (any and all who work with these children) are invited. Awards are officially announced at this time.

How to Donate

Donors can make their tax deductible donation by clicking here, or by making a check out to the New Mexico State Bar Foundation and writing "Children's Law Section Art Contest Fund" in the memo line. Mail checks to:

State Bar of New Mexico
Attn: Children's Law Section
PO Box 92860
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860


Contact Children's Law Section Director Alison Pauk at 505-369-3628 or

2016: The Top Victory of My Championship Year

The 2016 theme was based on the Olympic year. Participants were provided with wooden medals to showcase their top victory of the year.​

2015: My Recipe for Success

Participants were provided aprons and art supplies to showcase their recipe for success.