The registration starts online here. After submitting the online form, open the PDF at the bottom of the confirmation page, print it out, and send it in with the registation fee. Registration must be completed online by Friday, Jan. 29 and the registration fee, accompanied with the printout, must be recevied by the Mock Trial office by Friday, Feb. 6. Registration fees may be made by credit card by completing this form and sending it in with the registration printout.
Here is an informational flier to give to your school's art teachers and students.
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 2021 mock trial competition.
Contestants will attend the Regional Competition with their school's mock trial team and have Rounds 1, 2 and 3 to produce up to two drawings for submission. Contestants will only be allowed to view rounds with their mock trial team.
Artists will submit one entry for the 2021 Contest. This drawing must be completed in Round 4 of the Preliminary Level of Competition. Artists may join their mock trial team in Rounds 1-3 to practice and get a feel for the virtual aspect of the contest.
While the mock trial competition will be online and not in a courtroom, the Artist may invent a courtroom setting in their drawing. However, the primary focus of the drawing must be the individuals in trial in that courtroom setting.
Once completed, the Artist will send their drawing to the Mock Trial office (via a supplied FedEx envelope) 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.