William Hume is a recent recipient of a Gold Key Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for his essay in the writing category “Personal Memoirs.” He and other award winners will be recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, March 15th, at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg at 10:00 a.m. As a Gold Key recipient in the South Central Pennsylvania Region (highest level at the regional level), William‘s essay will now be considered for national-level recognition.
As described in the sponsoring Alliance for Young Artists & Writers website, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards “recognize the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth, and provide a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents.”
Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now 90 years old. Over that time it has grown to become one of the longest-running and most prestigious recognition programs for creative teens in the United States. It has also become one of the largest sources of scholarships for young artists and writers.
“Each year, increasing numbers of creative teens submit their work, and they become a part of our community–-young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, and countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. The Awards received 230,000 original works from students during its 2013 program year… In just the past six years alone, submissions have topped 1 million works, and partnering colleges, universities, and art schools have made over $30 million available to top winning students across the country.” (Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)