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Mock Trial State Competition Registration Instructions

Mock Trial Home Page >> County Competition >> Registration Instructions

Registration Instructions

All schools and students must register.  Below you will find instructions to guide you through the process. Good Luck!

Use "Homeschool" for Home school and "Unlisted" for a school not on the list.

Schools:

Returning School
Please enter the Username/Password used in previous years to avoid duplicate information on our database.
If you do not remember it, click on "Forgot password" and you will be emailed a new password. Last year's regsistration will appear, please update any necessary information and click submit. You will receigve an email confirming your registration.

New School
Please click on "add a new record"
Click on "Look up CDS code"
Please enter the first 5 letters of your school name.
When found, please click on "Copy and paste School CDS"
Please enter all the necessary information and click "save"

Register Now:

School Registration by December 12th

Students:

Follow the instructions on the registration page. All students will make up their own username/password when asked. The way you type your name on the registration is the way it will appear on any award/certificate/material that CRF may provide at the State Finals competition, so please becareful with typos. 

Register Now: Student Registraion by December 12th
 
Mock Trial State Competition Journalist Contest Finals

Mock Trial Home Page >> County Competition >> Courtroom Journalist Competition

Courtroom Journalist Competition

typing.jpgThe Courtroom Journalist Contest allows students to experience a courtroom setting from the perspective of a news reporter and learn about the American legal system from actual judges and attorneys. Through the voice of a newspaper reporter reporting on a criminal case, students observe and report on their schools mock trials. Student's have 24 hours to submit an article depicting the courtroom drama. For more information about the Courtroom Journalist Contest please contact your county coordinator.

Contest Rules Following rules apply to journalists competing in LA County. Check with your County Coordinator for any changes made in your local county competition.

Scoring Guidelines | Rules | Sample Journalist Article  |  Reporters' Handbook

Requirements:

  1. All contestants must be affiliated with a participating Mock Trial team and enrolled at the team’s school.
  1. All participants must complete the entry fee form (fees may vary by county).
  1. All participants must register online authorizing the publication or reprinting of their Journalism Contest submissions for educational purposes.  No financial compensation will be awarded.
  1. Contestants may only watch and report on their own team’s trials.
  1. All contestants are invited to watch their team’s first trial during Round 1. But, all contestants must write their articles based on their team’s Round 2 trial.
  1. Typed submissions must be a 12 point Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins, double-spaced, and a page limit of two pagesAny articles over two pages will not be read.  If submission is handwritten, article must not exceed 500 words.
  1. Submitted articles should be in the voice of a reporter covering a criminal trial. Use of dictionaries and thesauruses will be permitted.

Submission instructions:

  1. Collect your “Press Badge”/nametag at the school check-in table.
  1. During the trials, journalists must sit in the jury box in a row below the scorers.  If a scorer/presider asks you not to sit in the jury box, you may sit in the front row of spectator seating, away from witnesses.
  1. Please introduce yourself to the scorers (they will be sitting in the jury box) and the presider (she/he will be sitting on the bench).
  1. Once you are seated, you may not have any contact with anyone from your school (parents, teachers, or fellow students).  You must draft your article completely independently. 
  1. On the day of Round 2, all contestants will have 24 hours to complete their articles and deliver them via fax, hand delivery or email by 5:00 p.m. the following day of Round 2.
  1. Contestants may refer to the California Mock Trial case materials, the Journalism Contest rules and Judging criteria during the contest.
  1. Awards for the Journalism Contest are independent of the LA County Mock Trial Competition; an individual may win a Journalism award regardless of their Mock Trial team’s final ranking.

 
Mock Trial State Competition Art Contest

Mock Trial Home Page >> County Competition >> Courtroom Artist Contest

Courtroom Art Contest

2011_art_1wbThe courtroom Art Contest is a competition that allows artistically talented students the opportunity to participate in the Mock Trial Program. Contestants observe their schools' Mock Trials and create drawings of the courtroom scenes. Each Mock Trial Team may enter up to two courtroom artist. The winner of the county contest will be eligible to compete at the state Mock Trial Finals. For more information about the Courtroom Art Contest please contact your county coordinator.


Contest Rules Following rules apply to artists competing in LA County. Check with your County Coordinator for any changes made in your local county competition.

Requirements:

  • All contestants must be affiliated with a participating Mock Trial team and enrolled at the team’s school.
  • All contestants must pay an entry fee (fee may vary by county).
  • All entries MUST be done in color. If you will be using charcoal or pastel pencils, please use some type of spray sealer to reduce smudging.
  • The drawing must be on paper of the dimensions 11" X 14", with a horizontal format.  Any dry medium may be used. 
  • Your sketch must depict an actual courtroom scene that you observe during Round 2. You may not submit your R1 “practice” sketch for judging.
  • At the conclusion of R2 you must submit your work to the presider after the debriefing remarks (5-10 minutes after the verdict). Only drawings submitted to presiders will be entered in the contest.  Do not bring your drawing to Mock Trial staff yourself.

Instructions:

  • Introduce yourself to the scorers (they will be sitting in the jury box) and the presider (she/he will be sitting on the bench)
  • Sit in the jury box in a row below the scorers.  If a scorer or the presider asks you not to sit in the jury box, you may sit in the front row of spectator seating, away from witnesses.
  • Once you are seated, you may not have any contact with anyone from your school (parents, teachers, or fellow students).  You must create your drawing completely independently 
  • You are encouraged to use R1 as a practice round.  Official judging will begin with R2 submissions
  • At the conclusion of R2 you must submit your work to the presider after the debriefing remarks (5-10 minutes after the verdict).  The judge will deliver the drawing to Mock Trial staff, so be aware of the possibility of smudging, should you choose to use charcoal or pastel
  • Be sure to stick your name label onto the back of the drawing you submit. Name label and Name Tag will be provided to you by Mock Trial staff at check-in.
 
Mock Trial State Competition Past Winners

Mock Trial Home Page >>  Mock Trial State Competition Past Winners

Mock Trial State Competition Past Winners

State Champions

La Reina High School
Ventura County
2013

La Reina High School
Ventura County
2012

La Reina High School
Ventura County
2011

Hillsdale High School
San Mateo County
2010

Tamalpias High School
Marin County 
2009

La Reina High School
Ventura County
2008 

Elk Grove High School
Sacramento County
2007

San Marcos High School
Santa Barbara County
2006

Tamalpais High School
Marin County
2005

San Marcos High School
Santa Barbara County
2004

Riverside Poly High School
Riverside County
2003

Lincoln High School
Santa Clara County
2002

Lincoln High School
Santa Clara County
2001

Stockdale High School
Kern County
2000

Acalanes High School
Contra Costa County
1999

Central Union High School
Imperial County
1998

Redlands High School
San Bernardino County
1997

Riverside Polytechnic High School
Riverside County
1996

Acalanes High School
Contra Costa County
1995

Arlington High School
Riverside County
1994

Louisville High School
Los Angeles County
1993

Riverside Polytechnic High School
Riverside County
1992

Cypress High School
Orange County
1991

Palo Alto High School
Santa Clara County
1990

John Marshall High School
Los Angeles County
1989

Cypress High School
Orange County
1988

Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara County
1987

Central Union High School
Imperial County
1986

Clovis West High School
Fresno County
1985

Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara County
1984

Desert High School
Kern County
1983

North Hollywood High School
Los Angeles County
1982

Second Place Winners

Redlands High School
San Bernardino County
2013

Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara County
2012

Elk Grove High School
Sacramento County
2011

San Francisco School of Performing Arts
San Francisco County
2010

Elk Grove High School
Sacramento County
2009 

Piedmont High School
Alameda County
2008 

Tamalpias High School
Marin County
2007

Rio Americano High School
Sacramento County
2006

Redlands East Valley
San Bernardino High School
2005

Hillsdale High School
San Mateo County
2004

Piedmont High School
Alameda County
2003

Hillsdale High School
San Mateo County
2002

Stockdale High School
Kern County
2001

John W. North High School
Riverside County
2000

Rio Americano High School
Sacramento County
1999

Tamalpais High School
Marin County
1998

Hillsdale High School
San Mateo County
1997

Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara County
1996

Norte Vista High School
Riverside County
1995

Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara County
1994

Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara County
1993

John Marshall High School
Los Angeles County
1992

Riverside Polytechnic High School
Riverside County
1991

Apple Valley High School
San Bernardino County
1990

Berkeley High School
Alameda County
1989

John Marshall High School
Los Angeles County
1988

Marina High School
Orange County
1987

Apple Valley High School
San Bernardino County
1986

Clayton Valley High School
Contra Costa County
1985

Morse High School
San Diego County
1984

North Hollywood High School
Los Angeles County
1983

Del Mar High School
Santa Clara County
1982

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Mock Trial State Competition Current Winners

Mock Trial Home Page >> Finals Results


2014 California Mock Trkial State Finals

Champions

Menlo High School, San Mateo County


2nd Place

La Reina High School, Ventura County


View Full List of 2014 Results

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