A cash prize and work experience at the Scottish Parliament is on offer in a student competition to produce a blog or video directed at other youngsters on the work of the Parliament.

Run jointly by the Parliament and the Law Society of Scotland, the competition challenges students to produce a message to 16 and 17 year old voters explaining what the rule of law means, in relation to its bearing on Scottish Parliament decisions and Scottish society as a whole.

This can be either by way of a video of up to three minutes, or an 800 word blog.

The competition is open to third year, fourth year or fast-track LLB students, and students on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. Students need to sign up as a student associate of the Society to enter.

The closing date is 26 February 2017. Entries shortlisted by the judges will be shown to an audience of school pupils in the targeted age group for their view on which entry best gets the message across.

A three week work placement in the Scottish Parliament in June 2017, and a cash prize of £500 donated by the Society, are on offer to the winner. Winning entries will be published via the Journal and elsewhere.

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