eSD Hudson Valley NY Art Contest Winners Announced!
The Hudson Valley round of the second annual eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest was a resounding success, with almost two dozen entries received. The contest runs regionally in NY over the course of the school year, to promote as much student participation as possible. The Hudson Valley contest round was preceded by the Northeastern NY contest round, and will be followed by the New York City/Long Island and Western NY contest rounds.
Participating Hudson Valley districts’ entries were accepted from November through December 2015, with the finalists selected by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center. After careful consideration, the voting committee selected the First, Second and Third Place winners below:
First Place – Caitlyn O’Rourke (Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES School District)
Second Place – Alden Viens (Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES School District)
Third Place – Hannah Fischer (Yorktown Central School District)
The following students were awarded Honorable Mention:
Dean Colistra (Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES School District)
Andrea Cornelius (Byram Hills Central School District)
Taylor Vlad (Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES School District)
Contestants are required to submit works of art that focused on a specific theme relative to current educational topics. This year’s theme is Art in STEM, and challenges students to illustrate how Art is integral to the STEM subjects: how the principles and aesthetics of Art are incorporated into and reflected in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
The first place winner’s entry will appear as the background image on the eSchoolData login page (https://esd.eschooldata.com/Login.aspx), and the eSD Parent Portal and Student Portal login pages, with the release of version 5.0 in Summer 2016, until the next regional winner is announced. All winning submissions are published on the eSchoolData website (http://eschooldata.com/).
eSD created the art contest as a unique way to give back to school districts and the surrounding community, by promoting local art and providing monetary awards for the winning entries. It also helps students build up their art portfolio, and allows the winners to claim publishing credit for their work when applying to art schools after graduation.