The Law Day Essay Contest is for York County High School students in grades 9-12. The goal of the contest is to encourage the young people to give thought to current social and legal issues and to express their views on these issues. Winning essays are published in local newspapers and the winning students, along with their sponsoring teachers and their parents are invited to the Luncheon.
The Law Day Poster Contest is for York County 7th and 8th graders. The themes are usually taken from the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Law Day themes. Posters submitted are selected/judged on the basis of: age appropriate artistic excellence; effectiveness in expressing the theme; originality in approach to characterizing the theme, and creativity. The winning posters are displayed at the Luncheon where the winning students along with their sponsoring teachers and parents are guests.