The first annual eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest was a resounding success, with over a dozen final entries received.  The contest runs regionally in NY over the course of the school year to promote as much student participation as possible. The Northeastern region’s contest was scheduled first, and will be followed by the Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Lower Hudson and Western New York regional contests.  Participating districts’ initial entries were accepted from October through November 2014 by the Northeastern Regional Information Center, who submitted the finalists.  After careful consideration the voting committee selected the First, Second and Third Place winners below:

First Place– Noor Ain (Hudson City School District)
Second Place– Christopher Velazquez (Greater Amsterdam School District)
Third Place– RJ Town (Mayfield School District)

The following students were awarded Honorable Mention:

Qurat Ain (Hudson City School District)
Rani Drake (Mayfield School District)
Camryn Kelley (Voorheesville Central School District)
Lexi LaBarge (Copenhagen Central School District).

Contestants were required to submit works of art that focused on a specific theme relative to current educational topics.  This year’s theme was STEM + Art, and challenged students to find how art is incorporated into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Students were allowed to submit either a photograph or a scanned image of a drawing.  The first place winner’s submission will appear on the eSchoolData login page as part of release 4.3 later this month and will remain until the next regional winner is announced. In addition, all winning submissions will be displayed on the eSchoolData website.

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 art students build up their portfolio, and allows the winners to claim publishing credit for their work when applying to art schools after graduation.

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First Place

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2nd Place

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3rd Place

 

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