Creative Arts Blog
2022 Scholastic Art Awards
The Derryfield School Visual Arts Department is thrilled to celebrate the success of our student artists and writers! For the Visual Arts Awards, 19 individual Derryfield students, and a total of 29 winning pieces, have received recognition from the New Hampshire Scholastic Art Awards! For the Writing Awards, 15 individual Derryfield students, and a total of 24 winning pieces, have received recognition from the New Hampshire Scholastic Writing Awards. Please visit this website that features ALL of Derryfield's 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing submissions and winners.
Since 1923, The Scholastic Art Awards have offered millions of students the opportunity to display their artworks for regional and national recognition. The objective is to foster the confidence of young artists and to invite students to broaden their horizons with opportunities to receive national recognition. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest and longest-running programs of their kind in the country.
One of our country's most competitive juried art competitions for students in grades 7-12, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the CHAMPIONSHIPS OF STUDENT VISUAL ART & WRITING. This year, in the visual arts category, there were a total of 1947 individual pieces and 84 portfolios of student artists from all over the state. The amazing student work was juried over the course of two days (January 8 & 9) at Pinkerton Academy by professional artists, art college admissions counselors, and retired art educators. Derryfield submitted 114 pieces and we celebrate that 24 individual students and 51 pieces received recognition! To learn more about the judging criteria click here. The artwork of students from Derryfield and recognized students from all around New Hampshire was part of a virtual exhibition and award ceremony on March 11.
To learn more about the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and past winners like Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Avedon, Stephen King, and Zac Posen, please visit artandwriting.org.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.