Oregon Courtroom Artist Competition

This year Classroom Law Project is introducing the High School Mock Trial Courtroom Artist Competition.  Students will compete in their Regional Mock Trial Competitions on February 22, 2020.  The five highest scoring artists will advance to the State Competition on March 7, 2020.  The highest scoring artist at the State Competition will advance to the National Competition on May 6-9, 2020 in Evansville, Indiana.  Before competing, students will have the opportunity to participate in a FREE workshop with a professional artist.

Competition Information

How do I register for the Courtroom Artist Competition?

Registration is now open!

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.