Courtroom Artist Competition

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Courtroom Artist Competition

The MSBA has expanded its High School Mock Trial Program to include a courtroom artist competition. 

  • High School students are eligible to compete, even if their school does not have a Mock Trial team. 
  • Participants will create a drawing depicting a moment in the trial they attend and submit it to the MSBA. This will be during the in-person mock trial competitions at a local courthouse in January and/or February.
  • A limited number of participants will advance to participate in the State Tournament where they will be assigned to one of the trials to create a drawing that will be evaluated by a panel. 
  • All entries will be displayed at the awards banquet and participants will be introduced. 
  • The artist selected as having created the best drawing will be eligible to compete at the National High School Mock Trial Courtroom Artist Competition in the spring of 2025.  

Learn More:
Training Video - You Tube
NHSMTC Courtroom Artist Competition
Judging Criteria
Rules - (Section G)


- Application with a High School Mock Trial Team - Coordinate with the Coaches
- Courtroom Artist Application - No Mock Trial Team
Deadline to register is October 2024 - TBD 

Questions?  Please contact Kim Basting, MSBA Mock Trial Director

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Kim Basting
Mock Trial Program Director
(612) 278-6306 | (800) 882-6722

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN  55402