The National Law Enforcement Museum is committed to expanding and enriching the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. By sharing their own unique creative piece, students can support this mission and share new insights on ways of strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and community.
This competition is done in conjunction with the GAO-USACE Chapter of Blacks In Government who share the Museum’s commitment to supporting student leaders and promoting education, equality, excellence, and opportunity.
All submissions must be received no later than 5 pm Sunday, April 8, 2018.
For a full list of rules and requirements, please read below.
Students ages 13 through 19, currently enrolled in public, private, charter, or home schools in Washington, DC; Virginia, or Maryland are eligible to participate.
Building Bridges: What Can We Do to Improve the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve?
Students may choose from three mediums (written word, visual and performance art, and digital) to offer compelling responses to the theme.
Visual and Performing Art
Note: All submissions that do not have a time factor (written materials, websites, etc.) must be presented and/or performed in accordance with the competition guidelines.
These criteria relate to the presentation of the work to judges as well as the performance of the work, if applicable.
Consideration by the Judges:
Insight: What new thing did I learn about the topic covered?
All submissions can be delivered directly or by mail to:
901 E Street, NW, Suite
100 Washington D.C. 20004-2025
Email submissions larger than 5 MB must be mailed on a flash drive, delivered in person, or sent via cloud-based services (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive).
Limit one entry per student. Children and employees of the National Law Enforcement Museum, National Law Enforcement Memorial and the General Accountability Office (GAO) are not eligible to participate. All contest entrants must be able to attend the competition in person on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at a location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. All entries remain the property of National Law Enforcement Museum/General Accountability Office (GAO) and may be used in future social media, advertising and publicity on behalf of National Law Enforcement Museum or General Accountability Office (GAO).
Questions about the competition can be directed to:
Timothy Brown, Director of Education