|For Immediate Release
March 1, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
OCDA INVITES ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2011 VICTIMS’ RIGHTS MARCH & RALLY ESSAY AND ARTWORK CONTEST
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is inviting Orange County high school students to participate in an essay and artwork contest for the 3rd Annual Orange County Victims’ Rights March & Rally to be held on April 14, 2011.
The Orange County Victims’ Rights March & Rally was established in 2009 and is attended annually by over 400 people in remembrance of murdered victims, in celebration of surviving victims, and in honor of victims’ rights. This year, Orange County high school students are invited to submit an original essay and/or an original piece of art that signifies the importance of victims’ rights.
Essays must be no longer than 350 words in length and all artwork must be easel-friendly. Entries should address the personal or community impact of victims’ rights and may tie in the 2011 national Victims’ Rights Week theme, “Reshaping the future, honoring the past,” or national colors including teal, yellow, and black.
The first place winners in both categories will be awarded a $200 Savings Bond courtesy of event sponsors. The three finalists in the art category will have their art displayed at the 3rd Annual Orange County Victims’ Rights March & Rally on April 14, 2011, and the top three essay winners will be recognized during the event. The student author of the winning essay will be invited to read his/her essay during the Rally with the six winning submissions posted on the OCDA website at www.orangecountyda.com after the event.
The contest is open to all Orange County high school students. Each student may submit a maximum of two entries, limited to one entry in each category for an original essay and original artwork. Each entry requires a separate entry form.
The official rules and entry form can be downloaded from the homepage of the OCDA website at www.orangecountyda.com. All entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2011. Late entries or those submitted without the proper entry forms will not be considered. All entries become property of the OCDA and will not be returned. Winners will be notified prior to the event.