Madeira Students Recognized in Regional Scholastic Art Awards

March 1, 2022
Yoyo S. '24 and Hallie L. '25

Madeira art students were honored with several 2022 Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Yoyo S. ‘24 was selected for the Gold Key award in photography for Elder, as well as four Silver Keys and two honorable mentions for her other photographs. Hallie L. ‘25 was selected for the Gold Key award in painting for Breakfast and a Silver Key for her painting, Blossom in the Ear.

The Scholastic Art Awards program, presented by the Alliance for Youth Artists and Writers, is the largest, longest-running recognition program of its kind in the United States. Established in 1923, the awards have recognized students who have become some of our nation’s most celebrated artists. More than 200,000 students participate in the program across the country.  

A distinguished panel of judges selected Yoyo’s and Hallie’s artwork from nearly 2,500 entries. Out of these submissions, Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and Honorable Mentions are awarded for outstanding drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, digital art, architecture, jewelry, fashion, film and animation, mixed media artworks, and portfolios.  

Gold and Silver Key award-winning artwork will be displayed in a free exhibit at the Ernst Cultural Center Gallery at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale from February 11 to March 24, 2022. Gold Key award-winning entries will be submitted to the national Scholastic Art Awards competition, where students will be awarded national Gold and Silver medals, as well as monetary awards and scholarships. National awards will be announced March 23, and an exhibit of the national winners’ works will be on display in New York City later in the year. 

Yoyo took her photo, Elder, in a small village in Hebei, China. She saw her subject living in one of the larger houses in the village. He was a very willing participant which she points out is reflected in his natural facial expression. Yoyo got her first camera in fifth grade and has been taking photos ever since. 

Hallie’s painting, Breakfast, depicts people on her trekking trip to Nepal in 2019. She captured the group eating deep-fried dough cake, eggs, tomato, and milk tea, a typical breakfast in Nepal. Hallie was inspired to paint Breakfast because she experienced "bittersweet moments, team spirit, pure happiness, extraordinary sceneries, and made true soul mates during her trek."

Congratulations Yoyo and Hallie! 


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