Oregon Courtroom Artist Competition

2020 Oregon High School Courtroom Artist Submissions and WINNER!

This year Classroom Law Project introduced the High School Mock Trial Courtroom Artist Competition.  Students competed in their Regional Mock Trial Competitions on February 22, 2020.  The top six artists advanced to the State Competition on March 7, 2020.

Before competing, students had the opportunity to participate in a FREE workshop with a professional artist. The artist’s workshop was held on Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at the Gus Solomon Courthouse building in downtown Portland.

Competition Information

How do I register for the Courtroom Artist Competition?

Registration is closed for 2020.

What does it cost to register for the competition?

Registration is FREE!

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

No!  You may compete whether or not you are 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 Jessica Gallagher at jgallagher@classroomlaw.org with any questions.