The bottom [of my drawing and illustration] represents her broken past filled with depression and darkness.
More than Regional Affiliates throughout the country run the Awards in their local communities and areas of operation. The event gave students the change to meet representatives from the organizations that sponsored their Awards. Eighteen-year-old Jane Demarest built a six-foot cardboard couch to which she glued tampons and sanitary pads.
This year, the Scholastic judges selected 2, medalists in grades seven through 12 from almostsubmissions across 29 artistic categories. Works are judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice. This year,pieces of art and writing were submitted, and only 2, students were selected as national winners.
It is about race, identity, and who you are and who you have become.