The District Court of Guam and Guam Bar Association are pleased to host a unique contest for aspiring court sketch artists in conjunction with 2018 Law Week.
High school students and adult members of the public will register for the contest online and will sketch an aspect of any public court proceeding at the District Court of Guam from April 1, 2018, through April 27, 2018. Registered contestants will submit their original artwork of any size to the court’s Clerk’s Office by 3:00 p.m., May 1, 2018.
The contest will have two divisions, one for high school students, and another for adult members of the public. First, second, and third prizes will be awarded to contestants in each division.
The sketches will be judged by a panel of local artists, art teachers, and journalists. Contest winners will be announced by May 15, 2018.
Contest Details and Rules
- Register by clicking here and submitting the online form prior to April 27, 2018.
- Adult members of the public and students in the 9th through 12th grades in public, private, parochial and charter schools and homeschooled students of equivalent grade status are invited to participate in this contest.
- Sketch any subject except jurors involved in any public court proceeding at the District Court of Guam from April 1, 2018, through April 27, 2018. The court’s current public calendar may be found at https://ecf.gud.uscourts.gov/calendar/calnotsealed30.htm.
- Registered contestants may attend more than one public civil, criminal, or bankruptcy hearing in either of the court’s courtrooms to produce their entries.
- Contest entries may not include any jurors as subjects.
- Bottled liquid ink and liquid paints may not be brought into any courtroom at the District Court of Guam.
- Registered contestants shall be restricted to the public courtroom gallery when sketching.
- Contest entries may be titled, but no personal identifiers associated with the subject(s) in the entry shall be included in the work.
- Photography and videography are generally prohibited at court hearings and artwork submitted as entries into the contest shall not be rendered from photographs or videos. Contestants may use images on the courtroom flat panel displays to assist them.
- Registered contestants will submit their original artwork of any size to the court’s Clerk’s Office by 3:00 p.m., May 1, 2018. No contest entries shall be accepted after this date and time.
- A single entry shall be limited to one piece of art, but each registered contestant may submit as many as three (3) entries.
- Each entry must be clearly marked on the reverse side with the contestant’s name, age, school (if applicable), address, and telephone number, as well as the courtroom (i.e. 3rd or 4th floor) in which the entry was sketched and the date of the hearing.
- Contestants will retain the rights to their artwork but will grant the court the right to publish their entries on its website and in its annual report.
- Contest entries shall not be published in any manner prior to an announcement of the winners of the contest.
- Contestants may retrieve their entries after judging has been finalized.