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Courtroom Art Contest

The Courtroom Art Contest allows artistically talented students the opportunity to participate in the Mock Trial Program. Contestants observe their county's Mock Trial team and create drawings of the courtroom scene. Each county may enter up to two courtroom artist for the Mock Trial State Finals competition. For more information about the Courtroom Art Contest contact Sean-Michael Ramirez at sean-michael@crf-usa.org or 213-316-2127.

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Congratulations on winning your county’s Courtroom Artist Contest! Here is a brief summary of the events that will take place at the 2017 State Finals in Riverside. Review the agenda, travel accommodations, and requirements for all state participants for more important information.

Artist Check-in: Friday, March 24, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Convention Center. This is where you will receive your official California Mock Trial T-shirt, entry label for your art work, and other important materials. Remember that you must attend your county’s mock trial team's trials for Round 1 and Round 3. The courtroom assignments for each trial are posted an the courthouse 15 minutes before each trial begins.

Welcome Orientation: Friday, March 24, 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Convention Center. All artists must attend the orientation.

Practice Drawing - Round 1All courtroom artists must attend their county's mock team's Round 1 trial and sketch a practice drawing on Friday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Hall of Justice. All participants must bring their Round 1 practice drawing to the Courtroom Artist Workshop.

Courtroom Artist Workshop: Saturday, March 25, at 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the Hyatt Place. During this meeting, you will interact with other courtroom artists and learn tips from a professional artist. You will also receive important information about the contest and receive feedback on your Round 1 practice drawing. Breakfast will be provided.

Courtroom Artist Official Drawing - Round 3: All courtroom artists must attend their county's mock team's Round 3 trial for their official drawing on Saturday, March 25, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Hall of Justice. All artists must submit their official drawing with their entry label on the back of the drawing to the presiding judge at the end of Round 3.

Student Social: Saturday, March 25, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. at the Convention Center.  At about 10:30p.m., the mock trial finalists will be announced.

Championship Trial: Sunday, March 26, at 9:00 a.m., the Championship Trial will be held at the Historic Courthouse. You are welcome to attend this trial as a spectator.

Artists Awards: A professional artist will judge all entries with first, second, and third place plaques that will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 25, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Convention Center.

Artists Registration Fee and Permission Slip: Each courtroom artist participating in the 2017 California Mock Trial Finals must pay a registration fee of $75.00 and submit a permission slip by March 3rd. The registration fee covers the cost of materials, facility rentals, one T-shirt per student, an official 2017 California Mock Trial certificate, Program Book, and admission to the student social. The $75.00 registration fee is mandatory for all official county courtroom artists. A $25.00 late fee should be assessed for all payments made after March 3, 2017.