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 12 students were recognized. Please join us in congratulating these students for their artistic achievements.
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.
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 12 New Hampton School students recognized this year achieved a total of 16 award recognitions. Their works cover a wide array of mediums including ceramics, photography, digital art, animation, and more. Of the thousands of submissions received statewide, only approximately 40% receive recognition, and a maximum of 7% are able to receive Gold Keys according to the award’s rules, highlighting the competitiveness of the competition and the high caliber of art submitted annually.
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, and this year will be presented virtually. All of our student-artists will be recognized formally at an awards ceremony on February 5.
The two 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.
Please join us in congratulating the following student-artists for their contributions and achievements in the art community.
NH Scholastic Art Awards Honorees
2023 Gold Key Awards
Martina Pike – Photography: Who Am I?
Brenna Young – Ceramics and Glass: Winter Wood Teapot Set
2023 Silver Key Awards
MJ Firth – Ceramics and Glass: Grayscale
Cameron Hayward – Photography: Beauty of Decay, 2
Chang Qian – Photography: Ancient Design from Time
Chucheng Tang – Photography: Waiting
Victoria Butler – Art Portfolio: Wheel Makings
MJ Firth – Art Portfolio: Change in Seasons
2023 Honorable Mentions
Katelyn Barcza – Drawing & Illustration: Burnt Portrait
Kaelin Fitzpatrick – Ceramics and Glass: Jordan Shoe
Kristy Kong – Film & Animation: Sunflower
Ran Liu – Drawing & Illustration: Still Life
Moriah Smith – Ceramics and Glass: Picnic in a Meadow – Nature Print Plates
Chucheng Tang – Photography: After Work
Brenna Young – Ceramics and Glass: Once-ler inspired house
Brenna Young – Ceramics and Glass: All Bottled Up