Five Tomahawk students receive Wisconsin Scholastic Art Awards

Works will be on display at Milwaukee Art Museum


By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor

MILWAUKEE – Five Tomahawk School District students received a total of seven awards in the 2020 Wisconsin Scholastic Art Awards, said Sara Hinke, Tomahawk School District 6-12 Art Educator.

“This is the most prestigious competition in the state,” Hinke said. “Students compete statewide to receive the following awards: Honorable Mention, Silver Key and Gold Key. Gold Key is the highest honor an art student can achieve in this competition.”

Gold Key works automatically advance to national judging in New York City, where renowned creative professionals across the country will review the works. Jurors select work for national recognition based on three criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice, Hinke said.

Silver and Gold Key artworks will be displayed in the Scholastic Art Awards Wisconsin Exhibition until March 1 in the Schroeder Galleria at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  Hinke stated all students receiving an Honorable Mention, Gold Key, or Silver Key are invited to attend the annual Scholastic Art Awards Wisconsin Awards Day On Feb. 8.

“Students are welcome and encouraged to bring their families,” she said. “Students will be asked to go on stage and announce who they are and what awards they have won. Principals and teachers are encouraged to attend and will be honored at the end of each ceremony.”

Those interested in attending the ceremony may contact Hinke at 715-453-2106, ex 267.

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