2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Posted on February 19, 2019

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923, when Scholastic Founder, Robbie Robinson, started the program as a way to honor the creative achievement of high school students. Some things have changed with the Awards over the years—new categories like Comic Art and Video Game Design—but a few things have not.

First is freedom of expression! The Scholastic Awards places no limitations on content; students are free to pursue any idea or topic in their art and writing. Blind adjudication has also been a core tenet of the awards since day one. Work is evaluated on its own merits, with jurors having no information on the identity of the young artist or writer, and lastly, the three criteria used to select work:

Originality; Technical Skill; and the Emergence of a Personal Voice or Vision.

The Scholastic Awards place a high priority on work that challenges boundaries and can communicate new and interesting ideas. A noteworthy roster of artists and writers earned Scholastic Awards as teenagers including: Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and ME—ask any other scholastic alumni to raise hands.

In 2019, the Scholastic Awards received hundreds of thousands of submissions in 29 categories from students in the United States and U.S. Schools abroad. Here in our region, we are proud to report that over 750 works were received this year and over 300 art and writing pieces are featured in the South Central Kentucky regional exhibition.

SKyPAC is South Central Kentucky’s regional affiliate representing 23 counties.  Submissions are accepted annually from August-December with a specific December deadline date. Please reference the affiliates page at artandwriting.org.

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients:

Gold Key Art American Voice
Ella Crowe
Taylor Davidson
Kathryn McDonald
Keiko Nishijima
Emma Simpson

Gold Key Visual Art
Ella Crowe
Taylor Davidson
Petra Diaz
Mikayla Drown
Samuel Garvin
Gunnar Goshorn
Taylor Jones
Joshua Martin
Kathryn McDonald
Erick Moore
Lillian Moseley
Keiko Nishijima
Ayushi Prajapati
Julia Schwender
Emma Simpson
Alivia West

Silver Key Visual Art
Kaitlyn Boggess
Aiden Casas
Camri Cason
Janice Chanchavac-Boyd
Kassidy Cobb
Eden Coleman
MaKayla Croxton
Taylor Davidson
Kenlee Decker
Emily Dickey
Gabrielle Embry
Hannah Epley
Sarah Hahn-Madole
Corey Holzschuh
Cami Houchens
Mattie Howard
Carly Johnson
Aliyah Jones
Kendra Lowe
Madi Maikranz
Joshua Martin
Kathryn McDonald
Brynn Mendez
Jaci Miller
Erick Moore
Reyna Morales
Autumn Morgan
Lillian Moseley
Keiko Nishijima
Korissa Pearish
Jonathan Powell
Peyton Rhoades
Delenn Robinson
Mckenzie Russell
Julia Schwender
Alexis Shehan
Ellie Smith
Samantha Tierney
Tereza Velazquez
Sarah Walkup
Alivia West

Visual Honorable Mention
Dzemal Ajanovic
Anthony Aubrey
Sophie Baumgarten
Silvia Bautista
Jeremy Blake
Kaitlyn Boggess
Jalyn Bolka
Cameryn Bryant
Ansley Buchanon
Carson Bullock
Kristen Burden
Derek Burris
Joselyn Butts
Layne Carter
Janice Chanchavac-Boyd
Shelby Chappell
Kassidy Cobb
Taylor Davidson
Kaileigh Davis
Kenlee Decker
Kendal Dennis
Petra Diaz
Emily Dickey
Kaitlyn Durall
Kyra Embry
Madison Ferguson
Kayden Fields
Sophy Fields
Christina Flynn
Samuel Garvin
Isaiah Ghee
Cheyenne Gray
Sarah Hahn-Madole
Riley Hayse
Cameron Hester
Corey Holzschuh
Cami Houchens
Dakota Hudson
Isabelle Hunt
Camille Hurst
Jennifer Jimenez
Danielle Johnson
Elena Johnson
Taylor Jones
Caleb Kennedy
Jillian Keown
Erin Komp
Joseph Lanham
Kyleigh Laster
Haley Lewis
Natalie Lewis
Kamryn Lin
Kendra Lowe
Angely Lugo-Derrick
Gus Lynch
Brooklyn Lyons
Madi Maikranz
Sydney Manuel
Joshua Martin
Abby Mays
Maddy McCorkle
Kathryn McDonald
Nathan Mejia
Emma Moody
Erick Moore
Autumn Morgan
Lillian Moseley
Brianna Napier
Klemmer Nicodemus
Keiko Nishijima
Jazzmine Noffsinger
Aleah North
Chloe Packard
Korissa Pearish
Chelsey Perkins
Jalyn Poynter
Julian Priddy
Brady Priest
Kirsten Pyles
Yunni Qu
Elizabeth Rexroat
Caleb Rodriguez
Kaitlyn Rose
Madeline Russell
Tess Russell
Jax Satterfield

Gold Key Writing American Voice
Christian Butterfield
Owen Mefford
Laurel Philpott
Sarah Yaacoub

Writing Gold Key
Christian Butterfield
Owen Mefford
Laurel Philpott
Sarah Yaacoub

Writing Silver Key
Kaitlyn Durall
Julia Eaton
Elvin Irihamye
Hallie Lindsey
Courtney Vincent
Sarah Yaacoub

Writing Honorable Mention
Emma Barnes
Kaitlyn Durall
Julia Eaton
Samuel Garvin
Meghan Pierce
Kaylee-Jo Wilkerson
Sarah Yaacoub

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