Oregon Courtroom Artist Competition

All Oregon student artists are invited to compete during a live high school Mock Trial in your region! Regional winners will go on to compete at the State Mock Trial Competition in Portland on March 11-12, 2023, and the state winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Little Rock, AR for the National High School Mock Trial Courtroom Artist Competition.

Receive training by attending a free workshop with a professional sketch artist, and meet other professional and student artists. 

Regional / State / National Schedule

February 11, 2023: Eastern Oregon, Central Oregon, S. Willamette Valley, Multnomah County
February 18, 2023: Southern Oregon
February 25, 2023: Clackamas County, Washington County

March 11 & 12, 2023 – State Competition (Portland)

May 18-20, 2023 – National Competition

Competition Information

How do I register for the Courtroom Artist Competition?

High school students in Oregon can register to compete in their local regions. Registration for 2022-23 is closed.

What does it cost to register for the competition?

Registration is free.

Do I need to be on a Mock Trial team to compete?

You do not need to be associated with a Mock Trial team.  In fact, artist participants may not play any other roles on a Mock Trial team.

I am interested but would like to learn more before competing.  Are there any resources that can help me?

Yes!  If you are interested but unsure you should register anyway.  We are hosting a workshop for all registered artists before the Regional Competition.  The workshop will be run by a professional artist and is FREE for all participants.  Also, the National High School Mock Trial website has information and a training video to help students become familiar with the competition.

Where can I see examples of courtroom sketches?

The Library of Congress has a collection of sketches you can view online.  Also, the National High School Mock Trial has posted photos of last year’s National submissions.

Where can I find the rules for the competition?

The Oregon Courtroom Artist Competition Rules are adapted from the National High School Mock Trial Courtroom Artist rules.  Please note there are some differences between the two.

What if I still have questions?

Contact Chris Parrucci with any questions.


2020 Oregon High School Courtroom Artist Submissions and WINNER!

Classroom Law Project introduced the High School Mock Trial Courtroom Artist Competition in 2020.  Prior to competing, students had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with a professional artist. Students then competed in their Regional Mock Trial Competitions, with the top six artists advancing to the State Competition. Anne Flynn from Jesuit High School was the first State Winner of the Courthouse Artist Competition.