2023 Scholastic Art Awards Winners!

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. 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.

Art Portfolio: Gold Key Winner
Marshall Shorten

This highly competitive category is based upon submission of a series of 6 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation and accompanying artist statement. 

American Visions Award Nominee: Gold Key Winner
Molly Audretch

Each regional program will nominate five teens for the American Voices Award or American Visions Award. Nominees must have a Gold Key work with an original, authentic voice or vision. National jurors will select one nominee from each region for the American Voices or Visions Award.

Molly Audretch, “An Upward Glance”

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.

Anna Ackman, “Confinement”, Gold Key
Anna Ackman, “Crysanthemum and the Crow”, Gold Key
Molly Audretch, “Flying Free”, Gold Key
Molly Lorenz, “The Learning Tree”, Gold Key
Sophia Osborne, “Morning Coffee”, Gold Key
Marshall Shorten, “Afterglow”, Gold Key
Corey Willet, “It’s Been A Long Day”, Gold Key

Silver Key Winners

Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.

Anna Ackman, “Modern Vanitas”, Silver Key
Anna Ackman, “Hush”, Silver Key
Molly Audretch, “Care Bear Stare”, Silver Key
Anna Caito, “Pressure”, Silver Key
Scout Estes, “Sister”, Silver Key
Jada Kidd, “Queen of Clubs”, Silver Key
Molly Lorenz, “As the World Burns”, Silver Key
Sophia Osborne, “Mom’s Bakery”, Silver Key
Anne Riley, “Waiting”, Silver Key
Anne Riley, “Little Ones”, Silver Key
Sarah Young, “Sunday Morning”, Silver Key

Honorable Mentions

Approximately 15 – 20% of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.

Kendall Crum, “The Watcher”, Honorable Mention
Kelsey Gallagher, “Melancholy”, Honorable Mention
Ashlynn Kleier, “The Female Experience”, Honorable Mention
Molly Lorenz, “Daily Ritual”, Honorable Mention
Molly Lorenz, “The Thicket of Things”, Honorable Mention
Ava Marsh, “Lunch”, Honorable Mention
Abigail Miley, “War is Torture to the Pacifist”, Honorable Mention
Alyssa Miller, “Everlasting Life”, Honorable Mention
Sophia Reid, “Optimism”, Honorable Mention
Ethan Ridder, “Grasping”, Honorable Mention
Adrianna Russ, “Pondering”, Honorable Mention
Brenna Schirmer, “Blinded”, Honorable Mention
Lizzie Schreibeis, “Whirlwind”, Honorable Mention
Lizzie Schreibeis, “Truth or DARE”, Honorable Mention
Marshall Shorten, “You or Me”, Honorable Mention
Emma Simon, “Vacant”, Honorable Mention
Jordan Tinsley, “Ella”, Honorable Mention
Andrew Wubbolding, “Ghostly Figures”, Honorable Mention


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