Visual Art Students Earn 68 Regional, 3 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

"Dead Birds Still Fly" by Kristen C. '18 earned a National Gold Medal in the Printmaking category.

Since 1923, the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medal, students join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and the renowned author and illustrator who will receive the Alumni Achievement Award this year, Marc Brown.

Regional Awards:

Marlborough students earned a total of 68 regional visual art awards! This includes 12 Gold Key awards based on the judging criteria of originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision or voice, and 3 Art Portfolio Awards, with each portfolio consisting of 8 separate art pieces all judged of similar or greater value to the award.

Gold Key Winners:
Kristen C. '18, Printmaking
Bella D. '20, Photography
Lux F. '18, Photography (2)
Sarah K. '21, Drawing & Illustration
Sarah L. '18, Photography
Claire M. '18, Drawing & Illustration
Madeleine O. '18, Photography
Kate P. '18, Photography and Art Portfolio
Rose S. '18, Photography
Chela S.-T. '21, Photography

Art Portfolio Winners:
Lily L. '18, Honorable Mention
Lux F. '18, Silver Key
Kate P. '18, Gold Key


National Awards:

Three Marlborough students went on to win National Medals. With nearly 350,000 submissions from students in grades 7 - 12, winning a national medal places the student in the top 1% of all submissions. Students receiving National Gold Medals and their educators have been invited to attend national events in New York City on June 6th - June 8th, with The National Ceremony being held at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 7th.

National Medal Winners:
Lux F. '18, Silver Medal in Photography
Kate P. '18, Silver Medal in Photography
Kristen C. '18, Gold Medal in Printmaking


"Show Time" by Lux F. '18; "A Room with a View" by Kate P. '18

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