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Five Creative Design Students Win Boston Globe Scholastic Awards

Five Creative Design Students Win Boston Globe Scholastic Awards
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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization that identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience, announced its winners of the Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This year five Creative Design Students won the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. Seamus Donaldson, a junior and two year completer in RSTA’s Creative Design program, received the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Award Gold Key award for his Bill of Rights poster and a Silver Key for his Anti-Discrimination Post Card. As a Gold Key recipient, his work will automatically entered into the National Judging. Noah Zibellow, a junior and two year completer in RSTA's Creative Design program, received the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Award Silver Key award for his Shop Inman By Moonlight poster and a Silver Key for his Anti-Discrimination Post Card. Mateo Mariscal, a sophomore in the Creative Design program, received a Silver Key for his Drawer label, Sketchbook and Binder series.

Stephanie Walsh, a junior and two year completer in the Creative Design program, received Honorable Mention for her Dance Work Poster. Keisha Lamarre, a junior and two year completer in the Creative Design program, received Honorable Mention for her Book Cover Design. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) is the 2013–14 school year affiliate sponsor of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the state of Massachusetts. Although SMFA has offered scholarships to national Scholastic Award–winning seniors for the past seven years, it has announced plans to establish a special scholarship program specifically for Massachusetts students receiving national Scholastic Awards. The new program will provide a $70,000 award to be distributed equally over the course of a four year undergraduate degree.

Students from around the country in grades 7-12 submit their best work in more than 30 categories, including animation, poetry, sculpture, fashion design, journalism, photography, novel writing, science fiction, and video game design, which are evaluated by a panel of local jurors comprised of artists, authors, educators and other arts professionals. Works submitted are evaluated on the time-honored criteria of originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal vision or voice.

The Scholastic Awards are the largest source of scholarship funds for creative teens in the U.S., offering recognition, exhibition, publication and scholarship opportunities to outstanding students in art and writing. Year after year the program grows with increased participation from students and communities across the country. In the past five years alone, submissions have topped 700,000 works, and students have been eligible for over $25 million in awards and scholarships.

Download RSTA's 2014 Boston Globe Scholastic Award Winners Poster >>