Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Nineteen Bishop’s students earned recognition in the West Region-at-Large in this nearly century-old program for creative teens. Seven will have their work move on for adjudication at the national level.

Students in grades 7-12 can submit art and writing in a total of 28 different categories; the regional event began taking submissions in Sept. in order to meet the Dec. 8 deadline. States in the west region range from Colorado to Hawaii.
 
For the regional awards, “All entries are considered for Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, American Visions Nominee, and American Voices Nominee Awards. These are presented to students along with celebration ceremonies and exhibitions in each region,” according to the organization’s website. This year’s regional ceremony will be a virtual live stream on Thursday, March 4. Gold Key winners will receive a Gold Key pin (by mail this year), and their work will be sent on to the review process for national awards. 
 
The website notes, “Students’ entries are blindly adjudicated by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal voice or vision.”
 
Faculty whose students earned recognition include English department members Amy Allen, Clara Boyle, Adam Davis, Hilary Kaplan, Mark Radley and Laine Remignanti; and Visual Arts department members Joe Allen and Elizabeth Wepsic.
 
We congratulate these Bishop’s students:
 
Gold Key Awards
Annie Fang ’22 – Drawing and Illustration
Sariah Hossain ’22 – Personal Essay & Memoir
Crystal Li ’23 – Journalism
Aria Liu ’23 – Painting
Lucy Liu ’21 – Photography
Alexandra Midler ’22 – Personal Essay & Memoir
Eddie Qiao ’23 – Photography (2)
 
Silver Key Awards
Annie Fang ’22 – Critical Essay, Personal Essay & Memoir, Digital Art, Mixed Media
Elizabeth Jin ’24 – Digital Art
Alina Kureshi ’22 – Personal Essay & Memoir
Lucy Liu ’21 – Personal Essay & Memoir
Eddie Qiao ’23 – Photography
Jeffrey Wang ’21 – Critical Essay and Poetry
Sharisa You ’22 – Painting
Michael Zeng ’22 – Critical Essay
 
Honorable Mention
Emma Hong ’22 – Poetry and Short Story
Sariah Hossain ’22 – Critical Essay
Elizabeth Jin ’24 – Digital Art
Marina Khoury ’24 – Poetry and Short Story
Crystal Li ’23 – Poetry
Lucy Liu ’21 – Personal Essay & Memoir and Photography
Eric Pan ’21 – Poetry
Yumei “Haha” Shi ’22 – Short Story
Grace Sun ’23 – Poetry and Digital Art
Katelyn Wang ’23 – Drawing & Illustration (3)
Sharisa You ’22 – Painting
Michael Zeng ’22 – Critical Essay
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.