2021 NH Scholastic Art Awards Honors 10 New Hampton School Students

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New Hampton School’s talented student-artists received notifications this week about their art submissions to the New Hampshire Scholastic Art Awards. This year, we are excited to share the news that 10 students were recognized. Please join us in congratulating these students for their artistic achievements. We will be sharing images of their works in the coming week.


Students work closely with the arts faculty to select submission pieces each fall.

Celebrating artistic voice

Students across the state may choose to submit their best art pieces to the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH) for consideration of a Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention award. The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire is a regional visual arts affiliate of the prestigious national Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. This non-profit organization welcomes submissions and evaluates pieces from public, private, and parochial schools from grades 7-12 in 17 different visual art categories. The call for submissions goes out each September and entries are accepted through December. Even in a year with the pandemic, this annual tradition was able to continue as submissions are first received digitally.

Faculty members assist students in selecting works that meet the judging criteria and then create high-resolution digital files of the works to submit. Schools are notified in early January with the award listings. The 10 New Hampton School students recognized this year achieved a total of 18 award recognitions. Their works cover a wide array of mediums including ceramics, photography, digital art, sculpture, printmaking, jewelry, and fashion.

Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire excepts many forms of artistic mediums.
Our student-artists submit works in a wide range of mediums such as ceramics, photography, digital art, printmaking, and more.

Gaining Exposure

Select artworks from the Gold Key winners are curated into a special exhibition, as arranged by the New Hampshire Institute of Art. This offers further exposure for student-artists among their statewide peers. Our student-artists will be recognized formally at an awards ceremony on Sunday, February 14. Last year, Candice Guo ’20 was honored with a Best in Show award for her photography piece Warmth in Winter (below).

The five students from New Hampton School who achieved a regional Gold Key award will have their pieces judged on the national level in the coming weeks. This year’s national winners will be announced online by Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards in March.


Warmth in Winter was honored with a Best in Show award at the Scholastic Art Awards in 2020.

Please join us in congratulating the following student-artists for their contributions and achievements in the art community.

NH Scholastic Art Awards Honorees

2021 Gold Key Awards

Joseph DuBrul – Photography: “Ghost Caught on Camera in Lane”
Sophia Hausberger – Photography: “Komische Leute – Strange People”
Mingwei Liu – Sculpture: “The Us”
Zhimeng Liu – Jewelry – “Gifts for my grandmother”
Emma Yao – Printmaking: “2020”

2021 Silver Key Awards

Marcus Chan – Photography: “Layers on Layers”
Marcus Chan – Digital Art: “What is the cost of freedom?”
Sophia Hausburger – Photography: “Do or Die”
Sarah LaCroix – Ceramics & Glass: “Twisty Teapot”
Zhimeng Liu – Fashion: “Ocean tears”
Sejal Patel – Photography: “Signs of Humanity”

2021 Honorable Mentions

Marcus Chan – Digital Art: “Layer of Reeds”
Sophia Hausberger – Photography: “Scrambled Face”
Sarah LaCroix – Ceramics & Glass: “Lava Bowls Set”
Zhimeng Liu – Printmaking: “Who Is The Killer”
Sejal Patel – Photography: “Overgrown”
Will Stephenson – Ceramics & Glass: “Glass Dish”
Bry Tryeon – Photography: “alive among the dead”

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