¨Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.¨
Tamara has won several Scholastics Photography awards in her short photography journey:
1 National Gold Award
4 Regional Gold Awards
2 Regional Silver Awards
4 Honorable mentions
This picture is called "A Mad Mess". It won a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition 2019.
It also won a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing 2019. In the Scholastics Art and Writing competition, there are around 350,000 applications. Only 800 of those pieces entered won a National Gold Medal. Which means only .22% of people win.
This piece is called "Field of Silence". This picture on a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition 2019.
This piece is called "A Delightful Drizzle". This picture on a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition 2019.
This piece titled "Separation Between" won a Silver Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition 2018.
About Scholastic Art and Writing Competition:
"Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2018, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. 47 states participated in this competition.
Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, the 2018 winners represent the top 10 percent of applications. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients.
Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices
Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies.
Silver Key Awards: Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability. "
This piece titled " "Forgotten"" won a Silver Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition 2020.
This picture is called "Nightfall in New York". This photo won an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition 2019.
This was a school competition.
This photograph was taken at Zoo Miami in 2018. We were accompanied by William Freund, founder of the fStop Foundation and Marc Serota, Sports Illustrated photographer. markserota.com
The competition was judged by Marc Serota and William Freund. Both of those pictures tied for second place, and luckily, both of them were mine.
This piece is called "Broken Expectations". It won Honorable Mention at the Broward Art Guild Competition 2018.
About Competition: The judge's name was Scott Miller. Scott Miller serves as Dean of Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design for Broward College, overseeing programs in Architecture, Dance, Film, Graphic Design, Music Performance, Music Production, Theatre & Visual Art. The categories were paintings, mixed media/ collage, drawings, photography, and 3D sculptures. The age groups were 6-8 and 9-12. There were 4 prizes for each group. First, second, third and honorable mention.
This piece won 2 competitions.
The first competition was a photoshoot in the Everglades judged by William Freund, founder of the fStop Foundation fstopfoundation.org, and Raymond Gehman, National Geographic photographer for over 25 years. This took first place. 2018
This piece was also chosen for the Courage to Create Exhibition at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallary in Sunrise Florida 2018.