The Home School Court Report
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January / February 2005

State Legislation Summary—2004
2004 art contest

Our Judges

Winners of the three categories
PHC beats Oxford in debate
GenJ: Into the land

What are Generation Joshua & HSLDA PAC?

Sodrel: One very tight race . . .

Davis: In a dead heat

From the heart

2004 in review

From the director

Impact of the fund

Mission statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
About campus
President's page


On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise



a contest Special to all
Click Here to view the Winners of the three categories

by R. Andrew Hawes

As the October 1 preliminary deadline for the 2004 HSLDA Art Contest approached, the mailroom staff appeared daily at my office door with armloads of entries. For me it was like Christmas. I couldn't wait to see what was inside each package.

This year's theme was "Special to Me—People, Places, and Things That Are Special to Me." Entrants created pictures of family members, pets, lots of horses, and a wide variety of other subjects special to the artist. In early October, five judges reviewed the copies of the artwork that had been entered and chose 30 finalists, who were asked to send in their actual artwork. The judges then reconvened for a couple of hours—agonizing over some extremely difficult decisions—to select the winners.

The contest brought in 510 entries (compared to 127 in 2003, our first year): 169 in Category I (ages 7 –10), 216 in Category II (ages 11–14), and 125 in Category III (ages 15–18). Thanks to all these entries, the contest raised over $3,000 for the Home School Foundation's Special Needs Children's Fund.

HSLDA and the judges would like to congratulate the winners and commend all those who entered for a job well done. As you can see by the entries pictured with this article, the quality of the artwork was amazing.

Due to the success of this year's contest, we are planning to add a photo contest next year. Details will be available at in the spring of 2005.