The registration will be completed online, beginning later in the fall. Registration must be completed online by Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, and the registration fee, accompanied with the printout, must be recevied by the Mock Trial office by Friday, Jan. 27. Registration fees may be paid by credit card.
Contestants are responsible for reading and understanding the Rules of the Court Artist Contest, found on the second page of the registration information, prior to the competition.
Schools may enter a maximum of 3 students for the Contest. Contestants must attend the school fielding a team in the 2023 mock trial competition.
Contestants will attend the Regional Competition with their school's mock trial team on Saturday, Feb. 4 (or for Atlanta Region 16, Sunday Feb. 5) to produce up to two drawings for submission. Contestants will only be allowed to view rounds with their mock trial team.
Artists may submit up to two entries for the 2023 Contest. The drawings must be completed in Round 2 or 3 of the Regional Competition. Artists may join their mock trial team in Round 1 to practice and get a feel for the contest.
Once completed, the Artist will submit their drawing to the regional coordinator for judging.
In 1996, the High School Mock Trial Committee entered into a special relationship with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which sponsored a court artist, Craig Harding—a student at SCAD—to accompany the 1996 and 1997 Georgia state mock trial champion teams to the national competition. The product of that work has illustrated mock trial publications since 1997. In the fall of 1998, after Craig Harding’s death in June of that year, SCAD sponsored the first statewide court artist contest in his memory for students who attend high schools that compete in our program.
The Court Artist Contest is open to any enrolled student at a school/organization fielding a competing High School Mock Trial team. Each team may enter up to 3 Court Artist Contestants. Contestants submit up to two drawings made during the course of the Regional Competition using the guidelines outlined on the registration.