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2016 Creative Design Students Win Big in Scholastic Art Awards

2016 Creative Design Students Win Big in Scholastic Art Awards
Posted on 02/04/2016

This year Scholastic Art Awards received 15,000 submissions. Our Creative Design class earned 16 winning keys that include 4 Senior Portfolio Awards. Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), in partnership with the Boston Globe is pleased to be among the more than 100 Regional Affiliates for the Awards in the United States. Our region, the nation's largest, serves the entire state of Massachusetts. Open to students from grades 7–12, The Scholastic Art Awards are the nation's longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the visual and literary arts. Work is judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. All work is judged blindly, without knowledge of the student's gender, age or school.

There was an enormous volume of work to be judged in our region. The 50 judges base their decisions on the three criteria:

  • Originality
  • Technical Skill
  • Personal Voice or Vision

This year six Creative Design students won the Scholastic Art Awards. Notable, four seniors submitted their Art/Design Portfolio and all four seniors earned honors for their portfolios which included 8 individual pieces. Esmeralda Asprilla, a senior in RSTA’s Creative Design program, received two Silver Key awards for her Infographic and World Language Poster and a Honorable Mention for her Senior Art/Design Portfolio. Callum Griffith, a junior, earned 5 awards. A Gold Key for his Infographic, a Silver Key for his Moment In Time Poster Trio, and 3 Honorable Mention awards for his Bill of Rights Poster, Type Figures, and Type Self-Portrait. As a Gold Key recipient, Callum's work will automatically entered into the National Judging. Kayla Moore, a senior received Honorable Mention for her Art/Design Portfolio. Senior, Jacob Brill-Weil, received Silver Key for his FDR Type Portrait and a Silver Key for his Moment In Time Poster Trio. Anne Pierre, a senior received a Silver Key for her How To: Infographic, and two Honorable Mentions for her Moment in Time Poster Trio and her Art/Design Portfolio. Sophomore, Olivia Bromander, received Honorable Mention for her Book Cover Design.

Download RSTA's 2016 Boston Globe Scholastic Award Winners Poster >>