Dartmouth High School students earned 30 state-level Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this year.
Twenty-eight awards were from Visual Arts categories, and two awards were from the Writing Awards.
Since 1927 the Scholastic Art Awards have offered millions of students the opportunity to display their artwork and writing for regional and national recognition. Their objective is to foster the confidence of young artists and to invite students to broaden their horizons while winning national recognition.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest and longest running programs of their kind in this country. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. The regional awards are sponsored and presented by the Boston Globe Foundation and the School of the Museum of Fine arts at Tufts University in partnership with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.
The Boston Globe formed the Massachusetts region in 1950 for art awards and introduced the writing component in 2009. The highest level of achievement on the regional level is the gold key — these winners go on to national judging. Silver Keys are awarded for distinguished achievement on the regional level, honorable Mentions are presented to work worthy of recognition on the regional level.
Approximately 50 judges had to make evaluate work based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and personal vision. Over 15,000 pieces of artwork are entered nation-wide.
All Gold Key work will proceed digitally to the National Scholastic office to be judged with all of the other Gold Key work from all of the other regions of the country. The announcements of the National Awards will be in mid-March.
All 2018 Massachusetts Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key artwork will be on exhibition March 17-25 at Breed Hall, Tufts University, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford. Admission is free.
Gold and Silver Key awardees will participate in a ceremony at the Cohen Auditorium at The Aidekman Art Center at Tufts University, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA on March 17, 2018. The awards ceremony is by invitation only as seating is limited.
2018 Scholastic Art Awards Winners-Dartmouth High School
Students who received the Gold Key were: Hannah Arruda, Digital Art; Marisa Borges, Photography; Ambur Garcia, Photography; Savannah Gonsalves, Photography (2).
Students who received the Silver Key were: Lauren Domenico, Photography (2); Ambur Garcia, Photography; Emily Harding, Photography (2); Romaisa Hashmi, Photography; Mya Leonardo, Digital Art; Jonathan Oliver, Photography.
Students who received Honorable Mention were: Dane Ashton, Photography; Sophie Crane, Photography; John Fitzpatrick, Photography (2); Orly Gonsalves, Photography; Savannah Gonsalves, Drawing & Illustration; Owen Guilbeault,Photography; Emily Harding, Photography; Romaisa Hashmi, Photography (4); Romaisa Hashmi, Jewelry; Bridget McCabe, Photography; Emily Ribeiro, Digital Art.
The 2018 Scholastic Writing Awards Winner from Dartmouth High School who received a Gold Key was Mary Bancroft in Journalism as well as in Poetry.