Millburn Students Win Art Awards in Northern NJ Region Competition


MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township Public School students have won 53 art awards in the 2015 Northern New Jersey Region Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Teens in grades 7 through 12 may apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.

Students at Millburn High School won 15 Gold Key awards, 19 Silver Key awards and 19 Honorable Mention awards, many of them in multiple categories.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards represent work from a broad range of art disciplines including drawing and painting, crafts, sculpture, digital art and photography.

The 2015 Northern New Jersey Region Scholastic Art Award Ceremony and Opening Reception for Gold and Silver Key winners and their teachers will be held on Thursday, Feb/ 12 at 6 p.m. at the Montclair Art Museum. An exhibit of the Gold Key artwork will be on display at Montclair Art Museum from Feb. 12 to March 22.

Montclair Art Museum is the Regional Affiliate for the Scholastic Awards in the Northern New Jersey Region. They received more than 3,750 submissions from northern New Jersey students this year. Students may win either a Gold Key, a Silver Key or an Honorable Mention at the regional level. According to the museum, between 20 and 25 percent of the submissions garnered awards.

Those works receiving a Gold Key will now be juried for National Awards which will be presented at Carnegie Hall in May. The national awards will be announced in March.

On March 16, Millburn High School will honor its students who received all levels of awards, in both art and writing, during an evening award ceremony and exhibit in the auditorium of the high school. The winners in the writing categories have not yet been announced. Millburn’s AP Art teacher is Kathleen Harte-Gilsenan.


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