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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

More than 460 M-DCPS Students Named Winners of 2017 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Division of Academics, Visual and Performing Arts Education Office and the Rubell Family Collection will recognize 468 regional student winners of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards on Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Rubell Family Collection, 95 N.W. 29th St., Miami, FL 33127.

 

All award recipients will be recognized with either a “Gold” or “Silver Key,” honorable mention or the “American Vision Nominee” award. Their teachers will also be recognized for their outstanding and inspirational support of these award winners.

 

Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for creative teens in grades 7–12. This program year, 400,000 visual artworks and writing samples in 28 award categories, including flash fiction, poetry, sculpture, video game design and more, were submitted to over 100 regional programs across the country.

 

The Awards have fostered creativity and talent since 1923 for millions of students and feature a notable list of alumni recipients including: Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath and Robert Redford; and more recently, Richard Linklater, Zac Posen and Lena Dunham.

 

The regional Scholastic Art Awards would not be possible without the ongoing support of past sponsor Perez Art Museum (PAMM) and, more recently, the Rubell Family Collection, which recognizes and supports the talents of these young emerging artists and their future potential contributions to society and the visual arts culture.

 

For additional information regarding the 2017 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, please contact: Mabel Morales, District Supervisor, Visual Arts, at 305-995-1930 or mmorales14@dadeschools.net.


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