February 9, 2024

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. Since 1923 these awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated.  

Maine's regional Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are honored through community ceremonies and exhibitions. Five panels of jurors reviewed and judged over 1,100 works of art and portfolios for the 2024 Maine Region Scholastic Art Awards Competition.

Our own Narraguagus High School senior, Lucy Berry, won both a Gold Key and Honorable Mention Award in this year’s 2024 Maine Regional Scholastics Art Awards.  Lucy’s Gold Key winning portfolio, “Lucy’s Portfolio,” contains six pieces that will automatically advance to national judging where it will be juried for consideration of a national award medal. Lucy’s graphite piece, The Weakness of Love won an Honorable Mention. 

Lucy’s work will be on exhibit at Maine College of Art & Design in Portland from March 1st through March 16th. Maine College of Art & Design will be hosting a reception during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on Friday, March 1 from 5–7pm.  All Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention award recipients will be celebrated at an Award Ceremony on March 16th.  Congratulations Lucy! 

 Congratulations also go to Holly Tabbutt for winning an Honorable Mention Award for her six-piece portfolio entry, “The Realm Protector.”  She, too, will be recognized and celebrated at the Award Ceremony on March 16th.  Congratulations Holly!

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are distinguished and influential.  Since their inception, the Awards have recognized some of America's most celebrated artists and writers, while they were teenagers, including  Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol.  Narraguagus is proud to count Lucy and Holly among these esteemed Scholastic Awards alumni!