Young Artists Compete at the Brooks' Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

As an affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards honors exemplary art by students in 7th through 12th grades, recognizing their outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition and providing cash prizes and scholarship opportunities. The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.

Since 1989, the Brooks has partnered with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a national non-profit organization, to host the regional competition and exhibition for Memphis and the Mid-South area. More than 2,000 entries in a wide variety of categories, including painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, sculpture, graphic design, film, fashion, as well as senior art portfolios are judged by a panel of judges over a course of several days. Regional winners are eligible for scholarships and cash prizes, are part of the exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, are invited to participate in an awards ceremony at the museum, and have their work sent to New York City for national judging.

The exhibition is open to the public at the Brooks Museum through February 28th. To view each of the winning works, please visit our Facebook Photo Album.

Awards not pictured in the album:

Junior Drawing Award (Billie Price Carroll Memorial Award):
Sean Caufield for “Roar”

Silver Key Awards:
Jane Yan for “Pensive Bust”

Honorable Mentions:
Pranav Esurkar for “Patched Peacock”
Liv Howe for “Grace”
Maddie Nunnery for “Kate”
Addison William for “Chill”
Elaine Fu for “Elaine”
Kate Handel for “Jasper”
Lilly He for “Thinking about Home”

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