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 2020, 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.
Rachel Blevins “Scream”
Samantha Bradley “Practice”
Caden Cadle “Save the Bees”
Grace Gilardi “Cozy Conversation Area”
Henry Groh “Crack”
Gabrielle Hancock “Spot of Sunshine”
Maria Hernandez “Melanie Martinez”
Virginia Rauf “Mockingbird”
Mia Schorsch “Infinite Sadness”
Silver Key Winners
Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.
Kelsey Gallagher “Growth In Darkness”
Henry Groh “Under Pressure”
Sophia Osborne “Hanging On”
Marin Smyth “Reflections of Winter”
Max Wagner “High-wire Act”
Approximately 15 – 20% of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.
Kaylin Bailey “Dead Man Walking”
Olivia Burnett “Operatic”
Kylie Cornelius “Through the Trees”
Kylie Cornelius “Hope”
Kylie Cornelius “In the Net”
Jamie Damico “Cherry Blossom Tree and Horizon”
Bailey Drummond “Tools of the Trade”
Julia Hageman “One Flower at a Time”
Gabrielle Hancock “Sweet Ophelia’s Slumber”
Caitlin Hazlett “Ennui”
Kristopher Heis “Fantasy”
Sarah Young “Precious”
Sarah Young “Man’s Best Friend”
Art and Writing Awards Exhibition
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the AAC will host a virtual exhibition for student artwork. All work will be available to view online via Flickr starting January 15th, 2021. OHHS artworks selected for the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards will be on display in the front lobby of the high school through the end of February.
Art and Writing Awards Ceremony
A live virtual ceremony will take place on February 19th, 2021 via Youtube to celebrate all of the award recipients!
Please visit www.artacademy.edu/scholastics/scholastics.php for further updates.