Regional Awards Announcements

Dear New York City Scholastic Awards Community,

Thank you for participating in the 2022 NYC Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! We received over 11,000 entries this year from young people across the five boroughs. This year’s work truly blew us away. Young people displayed a clear sense of resilience and triumph, overcoming some of the dire challenges of this pandemic.

Miles Magin, Sea Train, Digital Art. Grade 12, Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY. Sarah Grace Holcomb, Educator. Silver Key, 2022.

Jurors gathered virtually in early January for the 2022 NYC Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Adjudications to consider visual and written works from creative teens. Jurors evaluated entries based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Like always, all works were adjudicated anonymously, ensuring jurors could not access information identifying the work’s creator.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to the 180+ educators, creators, artists, writers, curators and editors who offered their time to recognize the work and talent of NYC’s creative teens. We also thank our the fantastic moderators for arbitrating the art adjudications.

 In the wading water, 

we weave through stalks of rice, 

stare at the stars, and wet our hands,

singing songs of hidden dreams

Vidhatrie Keetha, Beyond Sea and Sunrise, Poetry. Grade 11, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY. Andrew Fippinger, Educator. Gold Key, 2022.

NYC SCHOLASTIC AWARDS RECIPIENTS

CONGRATULATIONS! To everyone who participated this year, and a special shout out to the Regional Honorable Mention, Silver Key and Gold Key recipients!

You can access a general list of all the 2022 NYC Honorable Mention, Silver Key and Gold Key winners below or on the NYC Art Region or Writing Region page:

Certificates of Achievements and Congratulatory Letters are available digitally via the student dashboard as of the Regional Notification Day, Friday, January 28. Please remember to downloaded certificates and letters prior to March 22, 2022. They will not be made available after that date.

Certificates of Achievement will bear students’ names exactly as they are listed in our Online Registration System (ORS). The Scholastic Awards staff will NOT accommodate requests for edits. Student and educator names appear exactly as they were entered into ORS.

Camilla Telemaque, The Other Side of Me, Painting. Grade 12, St. Francis Preparatory, Fresh Meadows, NY. Dianna Shmerykowsky, Educator. Silver Key, 2022.

WHAT’S nEXT?

Gold Key works automatically advance to the national round of adjudications, where they will have the opportunity to be awarded a Silver or Gold Medal. The list of 2022 National Silver and Gold Medalists will be published on the artandwriting.org website on March 23, National Notification Day.

Frequent this blog to learn more about upcoming virtual celebrations in honor of our 2022 winners.

Remember, if you did not receive an award this year and your are not a senior, we are excited to see your entries in the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. We can not wait to see what kinds of works we receive from you in the Fall of 2022.

Adanna Taylor, Stare, Photography. Grade 11, Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn, NY. Sabrina Giacomaggio and Ricardo Partida, Educators. Gold Key, 2022.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please send them to nyc@artandwriting.org with the following information embedded in your email:

  • Clear subject line (ex: “Regional Notification Question”)
  • I am a…student, parent/guardian, educator, etc.
  • If you’ve entered an art or writing work, or both
  • The full name associated with your account
  • The email address associated with your account
  • The title or barcode of the work

Amaya awoke from her sloth-like slumber with a phone alarm blaring across the room, stretching her pale, lanky body with a loud, booming yawn

Maximus Abdelnour, Amaya Ibarra, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Grade 10, Staten Island Technical High School, Staten Island, NY. Joseph Frazzetto, Educator. Gold Key, 2022.

Due to the high volume of emails we receive at this time, please expect to receive a response within 3 – 5 business days. We will prioritize answering questions not found in the FAQs. If your question is addressed in the FAQ, please expect a delay in our response time or not to receive a response at all.

Semaj Moorer, The Seekers, Mixed Media. Grade 10, Millennium Art Academy, Bronx, NY. Laura Blau, Educator. Honorable Mention, 2022.

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

YOUTH INSIGHTS PROGRAM @ THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART

Youth Insights Artists is semester long programs bring teens together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, and think creatively. YI Artists make art inspired by this exchange. Open to: New York City high school students, grades 9–12. The application deadline for Spring 2022 is Tuesday, January 31.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) Teen academy

Learn more about the ICP Teen Academy seasonal offerings. Check out their website and make sure to apply for their generous scholarship.

QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Queens Council on the Arts is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors in the NYC area for their spectacular Visual Arts Portfolio Development Program, High School to Art School. Please follow the link to apply by February 20, for the spring session.

92Y RECANTI-KAPLAN MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN ART, DANCE AND MUSIC (AGES 7-17)

Are you an artist, musician or dancer that’s passionate? Committed? Gifted?

Offering full, 100% merit-based scholarships, the Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts opens doors for gifted and talented students in Greater New York City to hone and develop their creative potential as artists and performers. Visit 92Y now!

APPLY FOR THE 2021 OPPORTUNITY NETWORK FELLOWS PROGRAM (FOR BIPOC STUDENTS)

Don’t wait, enter today! Apply for the Opportunity Network Fellows Program before March 7. Learn more today by visiting their website.

ART & RESISTANCE THROUGH EDUCATION SPECIAL INVITATION

On behalf of ARTE (Art & Resistance Through Education), a local nonprofit that engages young people to amplify their voices and organize for human rights change through the visual arts, we extend a personal invite to NYC youth to join their Virtual Racial Justice + Abolition Training Program. Apply to participate before February 1.

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