Mock Trial Courtroom Artist Competition

For the Mock Trial Courtroom Artist contest, competition allows participating schools to include additional students on their teams – as part of the overall study of the judicial process.  The Art competition has proved to be popular among many other California counties participating in Mock Trial. 

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 Who can enter?  

The Courtroom Artist contestants must be enrolled in schools entered in the Mock Trial program.  They can be members of the school art program, or simply students eager to improve their artistic skills.  These students may not have any other role on the Mock Trial team. Each contestant will sketch/draw at any round and can submit multiple drawings. Please refer to official rules for details.

How are Artists judged?  

Each artist contestant is judged on sketches that portray an actual courtroom scene observed during a trial. Sketches are judged by how well they tell the courtroom story, composition, color/contrast, and authenticity.  See complete judging criteria.

What’s at stake?

The Courtroom Artist Contest will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  An individual may win a Courtroom Artist award regardless of his Mock Trial team’s final ranking. The 1st and 2nd place winners will represent Monterey County in the State Mock Trial competition.  

Questions?  Contact the Lyceum at 831-372-6098 or email  

To register for the 2019 Mock Trial Courtroom Artist Competition, please complete and submit the form below.  

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