Update: 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For only the second time, in the 20 years that I have been teaching at Topeka West, a photography student's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key image has been accepted into the national show!!

Please extend a HUGE congratulations to Topeka West junior photography student Idely Alarcon whose image, Profound Thoughts, has been awarded an additional Gold Key National Medal and will be included in the 2016 Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition and Student Showcase to be held in New York City (June 2-12)!!

Idely Alarcon, junior          Profound Thoughts, National Gold Key Medal

Some additional facts from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards include:

  • This fall and winter, students across the country and from places abroad submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
  • Nearly 18,000 works earned regional Gold Keys and advanced to New York City for national adjudication.
  • Of those Gold Key works, just 2,400 received National Medals! YOUR work is one of the top 1% of art and writing submitted to the 2016 Scholastic Awards! 

Again, congratulations to Idely!  We are extremely proud of her!!  

To view the other award winners at this year's regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards held in Wichita, KS please click -----> here.

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