The amazing art work of high school students is helping brighten the Onondaga Community College campus during the coldest and darkest times of the year. The Central New York Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have taken over the halls and atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center.
More than 5,000 pieces of art were entered into the competition by approximately 2,000 students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in the 13-county Central New York Region. Over 1,000 pieces or portfolios were recognized with Gold Key (first place), Silver Key (second place) or Honorable Mention status. All Gold Key winners will advance to a national competition.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the largest annual art competition in America. The participating Central New York awards program has been honoring the creative work of students for over 70 years. The program is sponsored by M&T Bank.
The exhibit is open until March 1. It is free and open to the campus community and the public. Group visits for high schools can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (315) 498-2221 or filling out the online form.
A slideshow featuring some of the award-winning work is below.