The Long Island round of the second annual eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest was a resounding success, with over four 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 Long Island contest round was preceded by the Northeastern NY and Hudson Valley rounds, and will be followed by the Western NY contest round.

Participating Long Island districts’ entries were accepted from February through March 2016, with the finalists selected by Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES.  After careful consideration, the voting committee selected the First, Second and Third Place winners below:

First Place – Austin Prendergast (West Babylon Union Free School District)
Second Place – Alexis Ward (Wantagh Union Free School District)
Third Place – Emily Boden (Wantagh Union Free School District)

The following students were awarded Honorable Mention:

Alexander Atkinson (Northport-East Northport Schools)
Morgan Bryant (Sewanhaka Central High School District)
Emily Mejia (Brentwood Union Free School District)
Lauren Salerno (Wantagh Union Free 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 5.1 in Fall 2016, until the next regional winner is announced. All winning submissions are published on the eSchoolData website (http://eschooldata.com/artists-gallery).

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.

First Place: Austin Prendergast

First Place: Austin Prendergast

Second Place: Alexis Ward

Second Place: Alexis Ward

Third Place: Emily Boden

Third Place: Emily Boden

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