2019 Scholastic Writing & Art Awards

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Waterford's visual artists and creative writers received an impressive batch of awards at the regional level of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Rachel - Glacier Layers - Gold Key Winner
Rachel H. ’20 received a Gold Key for her photo, Glacier Layers

As the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards note on their website, "Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers—along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process."

Congratulations to our very talented students for another outstanding showing at the regional level of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards — the oldest and most prestigious program in the country. Our region includes Alaska, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. In the Visual Arts, there were 205 regional awards received by Waterford students:

Mia - Aqueous - Gold Key, Sculpture
Mia G. ’19 received a Gold Key for her sculpture, Aqueous

Architecture & Industrial Design:
Honorable Mention: 1  

Art Portfolio: 
Honorable Mention: 3, Silver Key: 1, Gold Key: 1

Ceramics & Glass:
Honorable Mention: 7, Silver Key: 4  

Digital Art: 
Honorable Mention: 1, Silver Key: 1

Drawing & Illustration: 
Honorable Mention: 6, Silver Key: 1

Painting: 
Silver Key: 2, Gold Key: 1

Photography:
Honorable Mention: 59 , Silver Key: 82, Gold Key: 40

Sculpture: 
Silver Key: 1, Gold Key: 1

Of the regional art awards, 248 total awards were granted in Utah, and with  205 Awards granted to Waterford School students, they made 83% of Utah Awards. This is an incredible accomplishment. Congratulations to the incredible hard work put in by Waterford students. 

In creative writing, there were 18 awards received by Waterford Students: 16 Honorable Mentions, 2 Gold Key awards. Waterford students earned recognition for their critical essays, poetry, personal essays, and fiction pieces. 

All Gold Key winners advance to the National competition; those results will be announced in mid-March. Seniors whose portfolios win the top National award receive a $10,000 scholarship. 

Please click here to see a gallery of the Gold Key winners.

Gabe - Estonian Steps - Gold Key, Painting
Gabe R. ’20 received a Gold Key for his painting, Estonian Steps​