The Judicial Learning Center is excited to provide a venue for students within the District to express their view of juries through artistic expression. Entry in the competition is free and open to all students in grades 1-12, including public, private and home-schooled, within the Eastern District of Missouri. Click HERE to see the geographic boundaries of the District. NOTE: All three highlighted divisions are included in the Eastern District.
Please carefully read the guidelines on the "Entry and Release Form."
Suggested lesson plans to instruct students about juries can be found on the attached “Teacher Guide.”
Judging and Prizes
Judging will be done by an independent panel of lawyers identified by the non-profit Judicial Learning Center, Inc. Artwork will be judged based on the following criteria: originality, design, technique, content, and appeal to the theme of “Juries.”
Entries will be divided into groups by grade:
1st and 2nd grades = Lower Elementary
3rd, 4th, and 5th grades = Upper Elementary
6th, 7th, and 8th grades = Middle School
9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades = High School
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention prizes will be awarded per grade level group.
1st Place = $250 cash
2nd Place = $100 cash
3rd Place = $50 cash
All winners will receive a certificate, a ribbon, and their work will be displayed in the Jury Assembly Room on the 1st floor of the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis.