Students from more than a dozen Gwinnett County public schools were honored for their artistic talent, after entering the Georgia Art region of the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest. For 94 years, the Awards, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, have identified the early promise of some of our nation’s most accomplished visionaries and encouraged young artists and writers to pursue a variety of creative career paths and endeavors. In the 2016 program year, a record-breaking 320,000 works were submitted for adjudication at the regional level, with more than 2,500 public, private and home-schooled students receiving national recognition. Each year, exhibition, publication and scholarship opportunities are made available to students honored through the program for their creative work in 29 categories, with opportunities expanding each year.
Regional recipients of Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, and American Visions & Voices Nomination are honored locally. All Gold Key recipients will be considered for the next round of national awards and honors. National Recipients & Sponsored Award winners will be announced in March of 2017.
Gwinnett’s student winners and the honor they received, the category of their entry and the title of their entry can be found here.