The United States Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona turns 50 this year. The Ninth Circuit has come up with a great way to mark that exceptional decision: a contest with a cash prize. The Ninth Circuit has announced a civics contest with two categories: 1) Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay of 500 to 750 words, and 2) Individual students or teams of up to three students may submit a two to three minute video presentation on the theme. Students may participate in one or both competitions. The contest began January 1, and ends on April 15, 2016. Cash prizes are provided in both contests: $2,000 for first place; $1,000 second place and $500 for third place. Check out this link to get more details http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/civicscontest. It would be great to have Nevada students enter the contest and take home a prize or two.