ESTER PETUKHOVA, Aditi, Painting. Grade 11, Age 16, David Douglas High School, Portland, OR. Gold Medal, Best-in-Grade Award

ESTER PETUKHOVA, Aditi, Painting. Grade 11, Age 16, David Douglas High School, Portland, OR. Gold Medal, Best-in-Grade Award

The Best-in-Grade Award, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is given to works that exemplify the three judging criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Four works from each grade level, two art and two writing in grades 7-12, are presented with this award.  Read More

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EMILY SHONK, Cretors, Jewelry. Grade 12, Age 17, Indian Valley High School, Gnadenhutten, OH.

EMILY SHONK, Cretors, Jewelry. Grade 12, Age 17, Indian Valley High School, Gnadenhutten, OH.

We continue our series highlighting the 2018 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients with Emily Shonk and Kush Dhungana. Both of their works use humor and whimsy to tell a story. Emily created jewelry featuring miniature food objects while Kush wrote about the college application experience. Read More

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JAVIER GUTIERREZ, Wish You Were Here!, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. Grade 12, Age 18, Reavis High School, Burbank, IL. The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon

JAVIER GUTIERREZ, Wish You Were Here!, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. Grade 12, Age 18, Reavis High School, Burbank, IL. The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon

Sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon was created  to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression. Read More

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ZARIA DUDLEY, Combat Vet, Photography. Grade 12, Age 17, Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, HI.

ZARIA DUDLEY, Combat Vet, Photography. Grade 12, Age 17, Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, HI.

Next in our series focusing on the 2018 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients are artist Zaria Dudley and writer Malachi Jones. Both Zaria and Malachi use their art and writing to explore what it means to be African-Americans in the United States. Zaria’s photographs tell the story of her southern roots while Malachi writes about being a young black man in South Carolina. Read More

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ALIA BRINGAS-BRAND, Ephemeral Fountain, Sculpture. Grade 12, Age 17, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI.

ALIA BRINGAS-BRAND, Ephemeral Fountain, Sculpture. Grade 12, Age 17, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI.

A Gold Medal Portfolio Award is the highest honor students can receive in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year, jurors choose portfolios of sixteen high school seniors whose works best represent the Scholastic Awards’ judging criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice. Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be profiling two of the 2018 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients. First up are Alia Bringas-Brand and Vicky Brown, who both deal with change in their art and writing.  Read More

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Rafael Posvar, Strands of Reflection, Photography, Grade 10, Age 16, High School of Art and Design, New York City, NY

Rafael Posvar, Strands of Reflection, Photography, Grade 10, Age 16, High School of Art and Design, New York City, NY

The NYC Scholastic Awards has once again partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to present an exhibition of art and writing from NYC teens. This exhibition features works from Gold Key recipients in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More than six hundred works of art and writing are on display in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read More

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