Scholastic Art Award Winners and art teacher, Ms. Hoover

Students at the Girls’ School of Austin have once again won big at the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In the art awards, GSA students received 6 Gold Keys, 16 Silver Keys, and 11 Honorable Mentions. The 6 Gold Keys pieces will go on to compete in the national competition in New York. In the writing competition GSA students 21 awards including 4 Golds, 5 Silvers, and 12 Honorable Mentions.

This is The Girls’ School of Austin’s ninth year to compete in the prestigious Scholastic Art Awards, a national art competition. GSA has received 11 National Scholastic Art Awards and has traveled to NYC for the exhibition of their students’ work and the ceremony in Carnegie Hall. Students across America submitted nearly 350,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.

There were over 2000 Austin Scholastic Regional entries this year, from about 30 High Schools and 20 Middle Schools. About 15% of the submitted works received Gold and Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions. With 6 Gold Keys competing in Nationals, GSA earned 27 other awards (16 Silver, 11 Honorable mentions), the most of any area Middle School (and some High Schools).

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided scholarships and opportunities for creative teens. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.