Each year, ADL Midwest invites 6th-12th grade students in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to participate in the First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest. Using a personal example or experience, describe or portray how one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment affects your daily life. Please clearly label your entry with name, school, and city on a cover sheet or in the upper right or left-hand corner of the work. The entrant's name, school, or city should only appear on the cover sheet or in the upper left- or right-hand corner of the work. It should not be included anywhere within the body of the essay or within the artwork and its one paragraph description. Art submissions and their descriptions should be submitted as one merged .pdf file. Art submissions without a description will be disqualified.
ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913, ADL’s timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, as a global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. In addition to speaking out against hate, ADL Midwest operates many programs designed to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.