Maryland Courts

Judiciary Honors Young Peacemakers

Young Peacemakers

On Thursday, Oct. 17, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals hosted a reception for young artists who used their skills to promote peacemaking through art in celebration of Conflict Resolution Day.

The students who gathered with their family, friends, and supporters in the lobby of the Courts of Appeal Building in Annapolis were the winners of the Maryland Judiciary’s Conflict Resolution Day Student Bookmark Art Contest. The young artists were invited by the Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) to create bookmarks based on the theme of resolving or preventing conflict.

More than 700 entries were submitted for the contest from students statewide. This eighth annual event is one of many in Maryland, and around the world, to celebrate International Conflict Resolution Day. All of the artwork will be on display throughout the lobby through Nov. 21.

Prizes were awarded for first, second, and third place in three age groups: grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. The prize for each age group was: $75 for first place; $50 for second place; and $25 for third place. In addition to the prizes, four to six entries will be printed as bookmarks to promote conflict resolution across Maryland.

Here are the winning entries for the 2013 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest.

Conflict Resolution Day 2013
Conflict Resolution Day crowd shot
Bookmarks on wall
Girl with certificate
Girls with certificates
Bookmarks on table