The fourth annual eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest was a resounding success, with over five dozen entries received from the Northeastern NY region.  The contest runs in NY each school year, with prizes awarded regionally to promote as much student participation as possible.  The Northeastern NY region’s prizes were awarded in the fourth judging round this year, preceded by the Suffolk County, Nassau County and Western NY regions and to be followed by the Lower Hudson region.

Participating districts’ entries were accepted from November 2017 through December 2017, with the finalists selected by a committee of judges.  This year, the winners are decided via online voting by eSchoolData’s Twitter and Facebook followers, with the Northeastern NY region’s voting held in late April 2018.

First Place – Megan Romansky (Voorheesville Central School District)
Second Place – Fiona Wikstrom (Voorheesville Central School District)
Third Place – Shaun Turnbull (Voorheesville Central School District)

The following student was awarded Honorable Mention: Sierra Luck (Mayfield Central 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 6.0 in Summer 2018, until version 6.1 is released.  All winning submissions are published on the eSchoolData website (http://www.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.

eSchoolData is a student management system provided by IO Education, headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices in Charlottesville, VA, New York, NY, Murrieta, CA and Bohemia, NY.  Initial development of the application was funded by a grant from the US Department of Education in 2000.  Today, eSchoolData serves over 200 school districts in New York State, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

First Place: Megan Romansky

First Place: Megan Romansky

Second Place: Fiona Wikstrom

Second Place: Fiona Wikstrom

Third Place: Shaun Turnbull

Third Place: Shaun Turnbull

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