Valor Photo Students Receive Top Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received REGIONAL Gold Keys in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:  

Grace Collins, Elaina Hollister, Luke Mason and Sean Traynor.

The pieces of student art awards (pictured below) are currently on display at the Denver Art Museum. REGIONAL Gold Key work is currently being considered for national recognition in New York City. National Medalists will be announced on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

“Each year, the Alliance partners with nearly 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. Last year, students submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards,” according to the Scholastic Art and Writing Award website.

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.

Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Sponsored Awards. National Medalist are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.