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Art & Essay Contest

2020-2021 Theme: "Fact or Fiction: Discerning Truth in Today's Society"

Deadline: March 3, 2021

Awards: Cash Prizes and Trip to Chicago.

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Essay: A True Story, a Narrative, an Informative Essay or a Persuasive Essay

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Art: Drawing, Painting, Collage, Photography and Graphic Design

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2019-2020 Theme: "Embracing Differences & Encouraging Uniqueness."

The Atlantic Institute hosted their Tenth Annual Art and Essay Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 6, 2020 on zoom. Over 60 awards were given ranging from gift cards to Chicago Trips.

The first place winners got to share either their motivation behind their artwork or read their essays out loud to the entire audience. The first through third place winners in each category all won a trip to Chicago next year, as well as
their teachers. The Most "Liked" Art Award was given to the student who received the most likes on Facebook where all the Artwork pictures were posted for a couple of weeks and put out to the public to vote on. All the winning artwork and Essays are available to look at below.

The Atlantic Institute would once again like to congratulate all of the Art and Essay Winners! All of you did outstanding work. It was a joy to see everyone come together to celebrate your creative talents.

 

2019-2020 Art and Essay Contest Winners

 

 

High School Art Winners:


 

 

Middle School Art Winners:

 

 

Most “Liked” Award:


 

 

Middle School Essay Winners:


 

 

High School Essay Winners:

 

 

 

2018-19 Art and Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

The Atlantic Institute would like to thank the students, teachers, judges, and sponsors that participated in the 2018 Art and Essay Contest. The level of talent on display by the young artists and writers that submitted exceed our expectations. Thank you all, and congratulations to our winners!

 

Middle School Art Winners:
Alyssa Lewis
Antonio Fernandez-Parker
Eliza Parrott
Jamia Linen
Breanna Gunton
Marley Clark
Maisie Cheek
Zoe Lamb
Juliana Lundgren
Kayleigh (Abbey) Galloway

Middle School Essay Winners:
Evangeline Bingham
Noa Wallen
Parker Burgio
Christine Hudson
Hannah Leach
Riley Tuckmantel
James Cudd
Jessica Belous
Collin O'Donnell
Lauren Murdoch

High School Art Winners:
Alexis Reinhardt
Morgan O'Neal
Nicole Ammerall
Jeni Kim
Lauren Sorrells
Qingyi Tan
Emilei Addington
Marjorie Arnold
Kyra Boykin
Amber Enriquez

High School Essay Winners:
Anna Jones
Shahd Abdeladl
Reiley Wilson
M'Chaelah Brown
Abigail Adams
Shriya Kapoor
Thomas Kane
Nayha Hussain
Rhiannon Thompson
Hadaiya White

Most “Liked” Award:
Hannah Melotte

 

 

 

 

clickVisit Art and Essay Contest Website for last year's results and artwork

 

 

 

2017-18 Art and Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

Theme: "Looking Past Stereotypes - Accepting Others in Today's World."
Atlantic Institute congratulates all students, parents, and teachers who participated to this wonderful event. More than two hundred people attended the Award Ceremony for 2017 Art & Essay Contest. The rewards were gift cards from $25 to $150 and a Trip to Peru for 1st place students and 1st place teachers.

 

 

Middle School Essay Winners (alphabetized)
Student Name School
Asher Wallen Buist Academy
Ava Kelly Seneca Middle School
Ava Thompson Oakbrook Preparatory School
Brianne Argo Seneca Middle School
Garrison Atkins Boiling Springs Middle School
Geraldine Ramirez Boiling Springs Middle School
Kiran Narula Charleston County School of the Arts
Kristina Konyrev Boiling Springs Middle School
Laurana Bozarth Oakbrook Preparatory School
Laurel Vilencia Boiling Springs Middle School
   
Middle School Art Winners (alphabetized)  
Student Name School
Alyssa Lewis Rollings Middle School of the Arts
Carter Mowrer Rollings Middle School of the Arts
Cecelia Liu Rollings Middle School of the Arts
Charlotte Moore Bob Jones Academy
Josiah Pait Bob Jones Academy
Julia Hartzler Bob Jones Academy
Madison Whitlock Oakbrook Preparatory School
McKinley Kestner Rollings Middle School of the Arts
Rachel Gilpin Rollings Middle School of the Arts
Zoe Lamb Rollings Middle School of the Arts

 

 

High School Essay Winners (alphabetized)                          
 
Student Name School
Ann Brooks Dixie High School
Arden Dodge Charleston County School of the Arts
Chloe Koth Charleston County School of the Arts
Christina Lewis Charleston County School of the Arts
Elliot Hueske Charleston County School of the Arts
Isabella Ouyang Wilson High School
Katie Dorn Charleston County School of the Arts
Layla Wheelon Charleston County School of the Arts
Noelle Thompson Dixie High School
Rowan Brown South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
   
High School Art Winners (alphabetized)  
Student Name School
Abigail Barnes Ashley Ridge High
Alexis Reinhardt Oakbrook Preparatory School
Bethany Lathrop Chester Senior High School
Hongjing Yang Oakbrook Preparatory School
Jeni Kim Charleston County School of the Arts
Mary Davidson South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools
Paula Malloy Ashley Ridge High
Qingyi Tan Wilson High School
William Snipes Dixie High School

 

MOST "LIKED" ART AWARD  
Student Name School
Levanah Reil Dixie High School

 

 

2016-17 Art and Essay Contest

Theme: “Compassion in Action: Caring Matters.”

Atlantic Institute congratulates all students, parents, and teachers who participated to this wonderful event. More than two hundred people attended the Award Ceremony for 2017 Art & Essay Contest. The rewards were gift cards from $25 to $200 and a Trip to Turkey for 1st through 3rd place students and 1st place teachers.

 

 

2016 Art and Essay Contest

Theme: Ten Days, Teen Weeks, Ten Months, Ten Hours: What Can YOU Accomplish?

Atlantic Institute congratulates all students, parents, and teachers who participated to this wonderful event. More than two hundreds of people have attended the Award Ceremony for 2016 Art & Essay Contest. The rewards were gift cards from $25 to $200 and a Trip to Turkey for students and teachers. We one more time thank them and hope to see in our next Art and Essay Contest!!!

 

2015 Art and Essay Contest

Theme: Kindness Without Borders: Open Eyes, Open Hearts in Our Global Village

Columbia Art and Essay Contest Award Ceremony Photos:

 

 

2014 Art and Essay Contest

Theme: Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media Change the Future of Our World?

Atlantic Institute (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) hosted their Fourth Annual Art and Essay Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 1st at the USC Law Auditorium. Over 200 Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Siblings and other Family Members came out to support their child and their accomplishments. Over 40 awards were given ranging from gift cards to iPads to Turkey Trips.

The first place winners got to share either their motivation behind their artwork or read their essays out loud to the entire audience. The top three student winners in each category all won a trip to Turkey this summer, as well as the first place teachers. The audience was also able to hear from past Turkey trip participants and watch a short video on Turkey. A reception followed immediately where all of the Essays and Artwork were showcased for everyone to see. A short meeting afterward was held for all the Turkey Trip participants so they will know what to expect on their trip.

South Carolina Dialogue Foundation would once again like to Congratulate all of the Art and Essay Winners! All of you did outstanding work. It was a joy to see everyone come together to celebrate your creative talents.

Atlantic Institute (formerly South Carolina Dialogue Foundation) would like to thank the City of Greer for displaying the winning Art and Essay pieces for the next two weeks.

To visit these pieces you can go to 301 E Poinsett St, Greer, SC

If you are interested in hosting these pieces at your facility please contact cbell@scdialogue.org

 

2013 Art and Essay Contest

Theme: The Human Footprint on the Environment: Impacts & Solutions

 Participants gathered at the USC Law Auditorium for the 3rd Annual Art and Essay Contest Awards Ceremony. Parents, Teachers and School Administrators gathered to recognize the students and their accomplishments.

 

 

2012 Art and Essay Contest

Theme: 1 Billion Hungry in the World: What's your Role?

 This summer's Art & Essay Contest Winners' Trip to Turkey was a great success! Students, their sponsoring teachers and supporting people traveled around the country for 9 days from June 15-24. The group had the opportunity to see many historical sites as well as get to know the culture very closely. In addition to visiting important sites like Hagia Sophia, Ephesus, Blue Mosque, House of Virgin Mary, underground city and carved chapels in Cappadocia, the group enjoyed dinners with local families. The group also visited a dialogue foundation and a private high school and had official visits in Ankara, the capital.

2012 Art and Essay Contest Winners' Trip to Turkey Photos

 

 

2011 Art and Essay Contest

Theme: Empathy: Walking in Another's Shoes

Please enjoy the pictures from our First Art and Essay Contest held in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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