"Nostalgic," by Jacqueline Perry, Keene High School, winner of National Silver Medal Award.

"Nostalgic," by Jacqueline Perry, Keene High School, winner of National Silver Medal Award.

Scholastic Art Awards celebrate student artists

New Hampshire artists bring home 32 medals from national competition

High school baseball games and track meets make the newspapers and the highlight reels.

Drawing and painting, for the most part, do not.

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire are all about rewarding and elevating the achievements of student artists.

The program is a statewide competition that feeds into the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which started in 1923 and whose alumni include Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Ken Burns. Young artists and writers were awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and prizes through the national program in 2016.

The piece above, “Nostalgic,” by Jacqueline “Jax” Perry, an 11th-grader at Keene High School, won a silver medal award at the national competition. A full listing of the national medalists, including 32 honorees from New Hampshire, can be viewed here.

The Foundation is proud to support the awards through the Putnam Foundation’s donor-advised fund.

Find out more about sponsoring the awards and recognizing New Hampshire’s student artists here.

The 2018 awards will open for submissions on September 13.

Melinda Mosier, director of donor services at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Scott Chatfield, executive director of Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire.