Young Artists Bring New Perspectives on Resolving Disputes
More than 450 young artists took part in the sixth Maryland Judiciary Conflict Resolution Day Student Bookmark Art Contest. This contest celebrates National Conflict Resolution Day, which is observed each October.
The students’ artwork reflected the theme of resolving or preventing conflict, including peer mediation, talking things out, apologizing, respecting differences, solving problems together, listening, tolerance, building peace, or alternatives to violence.
Prizes ($75, $50, and $25) were awarded for first, second, and third place in three age groups: kindergarten-second grade; third-fifth grade; and sixth-eighth grade. In addition to the cash prizes, three to five entries have been printed as bookmarks to promote conflict resolution across Maryland.