Write for Justice contest


The Bar of Montreal is holding it's 34th annual competition of composition on a legal theme, aimed at students of primary and secondary levels on the island of Montreal. Here is the selected theme for this year :
As a young citizen, what is your responsibility when society is facing a crisis ?

Primary: 3rd cycle (200 to 300 words)
Secondary: 1st cycle (300 to 500 words) – 2nd cycle (500 to 700 words)

If the public health directives permit, the Awards Ceremony will take place in April 2021 at Complexe Desjardins where the winners will be invited to read their texts to the public during the Salon VISEZ DROIT of the Bar of Montreal. In all cases, the winners will receive $200 from the Bar of Montreal and Antidote, the indispensable writing assistance software created and offered by Druide informatique. The winners will also be invited for a guided tour of the Montreal courthouse and for a meeting with a judge..

1. This contest is open to schools on the island of Montreal. Three groups within both the French and English sectors are eligible: students in the 3rd cycle of the elementary level, students in the 1st cycle of the secondary level, and students in the 2nd cycle of the secondary level. One winner will be chosen from each group, subject to fulfilling the selection criteria.

2. Elementary students must write a 200 to 300 word essay. Secondary 1st cycle students must write a 300 to 500 word essay and Secondary 2nd cycle must write a 500 to 700 word essay.

3. The essays must be forwarded to the Bar of Montreal by January 31, 2021:

ATTENTION : Participants must submit the participation form along with their essay. The names of the participants, teacher and school should be indicated on the form and not on the essay itself, as entries are judged anonymously

4. A panel made up of members of the Bar of Montreal will choose the winners, whose names will be announced at the Awards Ceremony. This jury may also give honourable mentions to students who have not been selected as winners.

Faithfulness to the theme, originality, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, personal analysis.

Information : Bar of Montreal, 514 866-9392, extension 235.



Participation form
PDF file – 360 Kb

Poster and contest rules
Fichier PDF – 2,68 Mo

Information :
Bar of Montreal,
514 866-9392, extension 235