Scholastic Art Awards

Posted by Peter Delani on 1/31/2020 8:20:00 AM

Masconomet Regional High School once again achieved excellent results at the Massachusetts 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. This is truly a reflection of the hard work and talent of our students along with that of every member of the art department faculty.

The high school received a total of 60 visual awards (12 Gold Key, 19 Silver Key, and 29 Honorable Mentions)—the second highest total of all public and private high schools in the state!

Additionally, Daria Adamczyk’s Gold Key award winning animation “Il Neige!” was also selected as an American Visions Nominee, which is the highest honor given in the contest. Only 5 nominees are selected from across the state in total. Link to her animation here:

All Massachusetts Gold Key artwork will then be judged on a national level with other Gold Key work from across the country in the spring. These results will be announced March.

This prestigious competition, which began in 1923, is the nation's longest running program for visual art and writing for teens in grades 7-12. In Massachusetts alone there were more than 15,000 pieces of work submitted for review.

There will be an awards ceremony at Tufts University for Gold and Silver Key winners on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Cohen Auditorium and an exhibit of Gold Key work will be on view at Breed Memorial Hall at Tufts University from March 14th through March 22nd.

Below is a sampling of some of the Masco Gold Key winning artwork:


clockwise from the top left:

Daria Adamczyk, title still from her animation, “Il Neige!”

Nakshatra Menon, chair design, "Study Chair"

Lena Shahin, oil pastel drawing, "Innocence"

Lena Boldi, printmaking, collagraph print

Solomon Hendrix, photography, "Untitled"                                     

Sullivan Hendrix, Conté drawing, "Speak-Up"