Scholarships and Awards

STUDENT AWARDS

Medals

REGIONAL

Gold Key: The highest level of achievement on the regional level. Approximately 7 – 10% of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards and all are considered for national-level recognition.

Silver Key: Approximately 10 – 15% of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.

Honorable Mention: This Award recognizes students with artistic potential. Approximately 15 – 20% of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.

American Visions & Voices Nominees: Five works are selected out of all Gold Key works (across categories) as the “Best of Show” for each region.

NATIONAL

Gold Medal: The most outstanding works in the nation.

Silver Medal: Works demonstrating high honors on the national level.

American Visions & Voices Medal: An esteemed panel of jurors selects the best of the five American Voices & Visions Nominees from each region to receive national recognition with the American Visions & Voices Medal.

Portfolio Scholarship Medals

Portfolio Gold Medals

Scholarships of $10,000 each presented to top students with Portfolio Gold winning work.

Portfolio Silver Medals with Distinction

Scholarships of $1,000 each presented to top students with Portfolio Silver winning work.

Special & Sponsored Awards

New York Life Award

Sponsored by the New York Life Foundation. Six (6) awards of $1,000 each presented to artists and writers with works that deal with loss or bereavement.

AMD Game Changer Award

Sponsored by the AMD Foundation. Five (5) awards of $1,000 each presented to the top winners in the video game design category.

Creativity & Citizenship Award

Sponsored by the National Constitution Center. Three (3) awards of $1,000 each presented to artists and writers with works that deal with voting.

Best in Grade (B.I.G.) Award

Awards of $500 presented to two (2) artists and two (2) writers in each grade level of the Awards, chosen from Gold Medal winning work across all categories.

Ovation Film & Animation Award

Five (5) National Gold Medal winners in Film & Animation will win a $2,500 prize to encourage their continued work, study, and experimentation in the fields of film and animation.

The “Future New” Award

Sponsored by 3D Systems, this is a special award for students submitting innovative work that does not fall into the Awards standard categories.  Plus, three $1,000 Awards for students submitting work to “The Future New” created using 3D Design software.

Duck Tape® Mixed Media Award

Five (5) students will win a $500 prize each for Gold Medal winning works within the Awards’ Mixed Media category.

Duck Tape® Brand Award

One (1) student will win a $500 prize for a work made specifically with Duck Tape® brand duct tape.

Teacher Awards

Portfolio Gold Teacher Award

$1,000 awards presented to the teachers of Portfolio Gold Medal winning students.

Portfolio Silver Medal with Distinction Teacher Award

$250 awards presented to teachers of the Portfolio Silver Medal with Distinction winning students.

Ovation Inspired Teaching Awards

$1,000 awards presented to exceptional teachers in the Scholastic Awards.

B.I.G. Teacher Award

$250 awards presented to the teachers of B.I.G. winning students.

Blick Art Supplies Award

Sponsored by Blick Art Materials. $50 gift coupons presented to teachers with Art Gold and Silver Medal winning students.

 

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