Courtroom Artist Contest

Calling all New Jersey High School Educators!

Encourage your students to participate in the Foundation’s 7th annual Courtroom Artist Contest, which is held in conjunction with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition.  This competition gives creative students an opportunity to stretch their artistic muscles while sketching their school’s mock trial team in action.

Courtroom Artist Teacher Workshop

Our Courtroom Artist Webinar has been rescheduled to December 6. To register, please click here. 

Important Dates

  • December 9, 2022: Registration – Entry Forms due
  • January – February, 2023: Drawing/Images submitted (dates determined by county competition schedule)
  • February 24, 2023: Final date to submit images of the sketches

For information on the important dates and deadlines, click here.

Official Entry Form

You can find the Official Entry Form by clicking here. 

More About our Courtroom Artist Workshop Leaders

Aggie Whelan Kenny: Ms. Kenny is known for her coverage of 9/11 responders and long term coverage of the US Supreme Court. She has been a courtroom artist for over 40 years and is an Emmy award winner for her work on the Mitchell-Stans trial (1974) for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. For more about Aggie Kenny click here.

Elizabeth Williams: Ms. Williams is an illustrator, courtroom artist and author.  Her work has appeared on the cover of major news publications including USA Today, the New York times and The Wallstreet Journal. She is co-author of The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art, a history of American courtroom sketch artistry.  For more about Elizabeth Williams click here.


For more information, please contact Mary Jean Barnes, Director of Administration and Grant Programs, at [email protected]


Congratulations to the 2022 Winners!

2022 First Place Winner

by Jennifer Kim of Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

2022 Second Place Winner

by Ashley Pape of Marine Academy of Science and Technology

2022 Third Place Winner

by Catherine Tan of Somerville High School