Eighth-grader Jessica Deng received the Gold Key Award and Best-in-Grade Award in the National Scholastic Art Competition for her photo, "Something." The Best-in-Grade Award is underwritten by Bloomberg Philanthropies and provides 24 students, including two artists and two writers for each grade 7-12, with $500 scholarships.
The Scholastic Art Competition, the largest art competition in the United States, is held at both regional and national levels. Each year, the Scholastic Alliance, with more than 100 regional affiliates across the country bring the program to local communities. Teens in grades 7-12 can submit in 17 different categories of visual art for a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. Approximately 340,000 art and writing works are submitted at the regional level.
Jessica will receive her awards on June 6, 2019, at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.