The theme for the 2011 State Bar YouTube contest is "The Difference a Lawyer Makes." The contest asks participants to create a video answering the following question: “How do lawyers make a difference in our society?” 

Three winners will be chosen: one winner from the 18 and under category (all persons who contribute to the video must be under 18), one winner from the 18 and older category, and one winner from the People’s Choice category. Groups or classrooms may enter the 18 and Older or Under 18 categories. The Under 18 winner will receive a $500 scholarship. The two other winners will receive a $500 cash prize.

All three winners will receive an expenses-paid trip to the State Bar of Texas in Austin, on Monday, May 9, 2011, where winning videos will be shown and the winners recognized as part of the statewide Law Day celebration.

For more information and for instructions on how to enter the contest, you may visit