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Mid-Central Illinois Region Scholastic Art Awards 2021 Recipients

Congratulations to our PND Mid-Central Illinois Region Scholastic Art Awards 2021 Recipients!

A panel of artists and art professionals selected their pieces from a pool of over 800 works coming from 30 schools in our Midwest region.

The Scholastic Art awards started in 1923. They have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nations’ youth and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. All our Gold Key Meadlist’s work will be digitally forwarded to New York City to be judged for awards on the national level.

Kaitlyn Bentley

Gold Key (Digital Art)

Mariam Couri

Gold Key (Ceramics), Two Silver Keys (Ceramics & Drawing), Two Honorable Mentions (Portfolio & Drawing)

Hannah Dickinson

Honorable Mention (Drawing)

Kayla Piper

Two Honorable Mentions (Photography), Silver Key (Photography), Silver Key (Art Portfolio)

Danielle Shadid

Two Honorable Mentions (Drawing)


Mollie Unes

Three Silver Keys (Drawing), Three Honorable Mentions(Portfolio & Drawing)

A. Vozenilek

Three Gold Keys(Drawing and Painting), Two Silver Keys (Portfolio & Drawing), Six Honorable Mentions (Ceramics, Drawing, and Painting)


This is a remarkable achievement and milestone for these artists. These students will all be recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on February 14th at 1 pm on YouTube. Click here to watch live.

All the recipient’s work will be on exhibit at the Springfield Art Association from February 1 to 19. The gallery will be open 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and 10 to 3 on Saturdays.

Good luck to our Gold Key recipients as their works move on to New York for possible national awards.