$510,000 Gold Medal Portfolio Award 2020/2021 Application Portal Update.
Gold Medal Portfolio Award 2020: The Gold Medal Portfolio Award is open to graduating high school seniors. You must submit a portfolio of eight distinct art or written works that exemplify originality, technical skill and personal voice in order to be considered for this award.
Art portfolios must communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation and written portfolios must demonstrate versatility and diversity in writing technique and style.
About this Special Achievement Award
The Portfolio Awards, made possible by generous individual donors and other supporters, provide 16 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients with $10,000 scholarships and 30 Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio recipients with $1,000 scholarships.
Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!
Gold Medal Portfolio Award
Art Portfolios: Gillian Dickinson, Will Landis-Croft, Joseph Leppo, Jonathan Olivares Paramo, Taylor Powers, Markel Randle, Hallie Wilson, and Simba (Haoran) Xu
Writing Portfolios: Sandra Chen, Brianna Kline Costa, Raven Little, Athena Nassar, Caleb Pan, Ariana Smith, Divjot Walia, and Sophia Zhao
Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio Award
Art Portfolios: Sarah Al-Hilfy Leon, Njari Anderson, Hadassah Aristide, Cassandra Bozman, Sally Carr, Sahara Clemons, Brenna Courtney, Danasha Edgington, Lilly Flores, Gabriel Garcia, Katie Han, Caitlynn Kliem, Nikaiya Lawson, Maya McCollum, Ester Petukhova, Ellie Stephan, Elaine Sun, Wislianie Valdez, and Mackenzie Wright
Writing Portfolios: Sara Azcona-Miller, Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, Rajrishi Das, Vivian DeRosa, Victoria Gong, Abagail Hanson, Stephanie Kaiser, Akua Owusu, Sophie Paquette, Emily Tian, and Gina Wiste
Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools in the rest of the world enrolled in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards.
For a full list of category descriptions, click HERE.
The Scholastic Awards are adjudicated without knowledge of the artists; or writers’ identity. Please make sure that your submission does not contain any personal information.
Freedom of Expression
Young artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. There are no pre-defined prompts and no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.
Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and shows skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
Emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice
Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.
How to Apply:
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