Student Art Competition

Juries: Through the Eyes of Students

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.

Entry and Deadline

  • Each entry must include a completed and signed “Student Entry and Release Form,” along with the original artwork.
  • Entry must be postmarked (tracking recommended) or hand-delivered (by appointment only), no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024.
  • NOTE: Teachers may contact us for a bulk-submit option for classes.

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