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Two Creative Design Students Win Boston Globe Scholastic Awards!

Two Creative Design Students Win Boston Globe Scholastic Awards!

schol_awards.jpgThe 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. Melissa Grajeda, a senior and three year completer in RSTA’s Creative Design program, received the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Award Gold Key award for her Type Portrait. As a Gold Key recipient, her work will automatically entered into the National Judging.

Keisha Lamarre, a junior and two year completer in the Creative Design program, received Honorable Mention for her Stationary Identity System. 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.

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.

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