Normally, students at the Vanguard School have extremely high academic achievement because of the rigorous pre-university educational model, but art students have also been making waves. It has been an amazing year of fun, craftsmanship, and creativity, with 13 submissions to the Scholastic program winning awards in the highly competitive Colorado region this year. Categories entered include drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is coordinated by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Since 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program has fostered the creative development of teenagers across the country. This is done by identifying emerging artists for college scholarship consideration and by showing their work to a national audience. Since its inception, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program has:
Evaluated work from more than twelve million 7th through 12th grade students.
Distributed more than $20 million in awards and scholarships.
Given early recognition to some of our nation's most accomplished artists and writers including; Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Fannie Farmer, Bernard Malamud, Joyce Maynard, Joyce Carol Oates, Phillip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, and Andy Warhol.
The Colorado Connection
This national program has been an annual event in Colorado for 64 years.
There were more than 4,000 entries this year from Colorado students.
Award winners will have their work displayed from February 14 through March 2 at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St in Lakewood.
Professional artists, professors and retired teachers judge all entries.

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