Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Award notifications are in! Congratulations to these very talented OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments this year in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Gold Key Winners
Below are the works that earned Gold Keys, the highest level of achievement on the regional level. Approximately 7 – 10% of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards and all are considered for national-level recognition.
Destanie Sexton, with 2 Gold Keys
Silver Key Winners
Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.
Kylie Cornelius, with 2 Silver Keys
Kaitlin Garrison, with 2 Silver Keys
Approximately 15 – 20% of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.
Micaiah Allen, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Alaina Broughton, with 3 Honorable Mentions
Sarah Carter, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Zoe Chirumbolo- McKee
Brooklyn Hart, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Chloe Howie, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Emma Sedlack, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Mackenzie Sexton, with 2 Honorable Mentions
Art and Writing Awards Ceremony: February 21, 2020
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards will take place at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, located at 108 W. Central Parkway in downtown Cincinnati. We invite you to join us at the AAC after the ceremony to view the artwork from talented young artists around the region.
7th through 10th grades: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
11th grade through 12th grade: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm