Local students win state awards for artwork

Photo courtesy Jenna Gannon
Hailey Huddleston her art piece “Wrong! Do it Again,” made with cardboard and charcoal. Huddleston recently won a Gold Key award for her work in the Drawing and Illustration category in Colorado’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her piece will now be judged for nationals.

By Jenna Gannon
Special to The PREVIEW
Hailey Huddleston and Kianna Plate recently won awards at the state level for their artwork.
Plate received honorable mention in the Painting category and Huddleston received a Gold Key in the Drawing and Illustration category.
Huddleston’s work will now be judged for nationals.
Here is a little bit about the art show that they were submitted to.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.
In 2017, Colorado had over 6,000 pieces 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 in the spring of 2018. Judges look for work that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, honorable mentions, American Visions and Voices Nominations are celebrated at the exhibition at the History Colorado Center and spring awards ceremony.
Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative — industry experts to receive national medals, including gold, silver, American Visions and Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and special awards. National medalists will be recognized at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2018.

Photo courtesy Jenna Gannon
Kianna Plate with her collage, “Smudge.” Plate received an honorable mention in the Painting category of Colorado’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

This story was posted on February 8, 2018.