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Craig Harding Memorial Court Artist Contest

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2019 Season Contest Registration

Registration will be completed online here. After submitting the form, open the PDF at the bottom of the page, print it, and send it in with the registation fee. The Registration must be received (along with the registration fee) by Friday, January 18.

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 form, prior to the competition.

Teams may enter a maximum of 3 students for the Contest. Contestants must attend the school fielding a team in the 2019 mock trial competition.

Contestants will attend the Regional Competition with their school's mock trial team and have Rounds 1 and 2 to produce up to two drawings for submission. Contestants will only be allowed to view rounds with their mock trial team.

Background of the Contest

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.