Scholastic Art Awards

Glass Eyes by Brennan Booker
Spring Valley had an excellent representation in the annual Scholastic Art Awards show held at Lander University. The following students received  awards:

Brennan Booker Photography: Glass Eyes American Visions

Brennan Booker Photography: Light Gold Key
Colton Rabon Photography: Untitled Gold Key
Kathryn Connell Photography: Light Silver Key
Margaret Teuber Photography: Peruvian Dog Silver Key
Brian Hunter Printmaking: Sick Kicks Silver Key
Paul Kim Drawing: Paul-Ka-Dot Honorable Mention
Claudia Younan Printmaking: Kamilah the Purple Honorable Mention

The American Visions Award (received by Brennan Booker) is the highest award given in the show, only four are given in the entire state. American Visions and Gold Key works will go on to compete at National this summer.

Peruvian Dog by Margaret Teuber
South Carolina 2013 Exhibition

The 2012-2013 season begins the 90th Anniversary of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Nine decades of students, teachers, and history. 90 years of creativity.

Since 1923, the Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth, and we provide a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents. Each year, increasing numbers of creative teens submit their work, and they become a part of our community – young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, and countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.  Students who win at the regional level are celebrated at local ceremonies and have their work showcased in exhibitions, publications and at public readings. National Medalists are celebrated at a prestigious Carnegie Hall ceremony and have their work showcased in reputable galleries in New York City.

Light by Katheryn Connell

Gold Key: The highest level of achievement on the regional level. Approximately 7 – 10% of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards and all are considered for national-level recognition.

Silver Key: Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.

Honorable Mention: This Award recognizes students with artistic potential. Approximately 15 – 20% of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.

American Visions & Voices Nominees: Five works are selected out of all Gold Key works (across categories) as the “Best of Show” for each region.