Awards and Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following video cinema arts students who have won Colorado Scholastic Art Awards.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, ages 13+.

In 2019, Colorado had over 6,000 pierces of art from approximately 2,200 students in the program. Submissions are adjudicated and selected works will go on display at the History Colorado Center, Colleen Fanning Art Advisory’s Chancery Building, and the Sie Center. Judges look for work that best exemplify originalitytechnical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, American Visions & Voices Nominations in the Spring of 2020 will be celebrated at the regional exhibition and Spring awards ceremonies. 

Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Special Awards. National Medalists will be recognized at at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2020.

  • Ally Brown (12) – Silver
  • Zohar Heiman (10) – Silver
  • Rose  Knopper (12) – Gold
  • Maria Mendoza (8) – Gold
  • Leila  Parker (11) – Gold
  • Megan Pham (8) – Silver
  • Amelia Scholl (12) – Gold
  • Milo Snodgrass (12) – Honorable Mention
  • Zakary Friedland (7) – Gold (VA)