20 Putney Students Recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Twenty students from The Putney School were honored by the Vermont Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The prestigious program offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships for young artists and writers across the Green Mountain State.

Their award-winning work will be on display at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center from February 18 – March 4, and will culminate in an awards ceremony featuring Will Kasso Condry as this year’s keynote speaker. Condry is a renowned visual artist, graffiti scholar, and educator who studied fine art and illustration at The College of New Jersey as a first-generation college student.

The ceremony is free and open to the public, and will be held Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m. both in person and livestreamed on Zoom.

From poetry to photography; from painting to printmaking, here’s a look at some of the pieces that were honored, followed by a list of the Putney School winners.

The Putney School Award Winners

Joshua ‘24
prayer - Gold Key, Poetry

Gerrit ‘23
Stars Over Monadnock - Honorable Mention, Photography
Milky Way - Silver Key, Photography

Jiaqi/Elfin ‘24
Last Prom - Honorable Mention, Photography
Dragon Jar - Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass
Kumi and Sandy in a dance - Silver Key, Photography
Glittering Pond - Silver Key, Photography

Jack ‘24
vibrant vase - Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass

Mazie ‘23
Piggies - Honorable Mention, Drawing & Illustration
Agatha - Honorable Mention, Painting
We Were Children - Silver Key, Drawing & Illustration
End Of My Block - Silver Key, Painting
Old Town Barcelona - Silver Key, Painting

Nimo ‘25
The geometry of scraps - Honorable Mention, Sculpture

Cleo ‘23
Gaia's Salad - Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass

Sam ‘24
Hand-Painted Twin Scarves - Gold Key, Fashion

Isabelle ‘24
Floral Necklace - Gold Key, Jewelry
Floral Earrings - Honorable Mention, Jewelry

Tiffany ‘25
Sushi in the style of master painters - Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass
phantom gown - Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass

Yishan ‘23
New Year's Preparation - Gold Key, Painting
A Corner of Wender - Gold Key, American Visions Nominee, Painting
The Ripple - Honorable Mention, Mixed Media
Ferns and Leaves - Honorable Mention, Jewelry
Lying Down - Silver Key, Painting

Scarborough ‘24
A Pigeon's Almanac - Gold Key, American Voices Nominee, Poetry

Matilda ‘23
Mist Cup and Sitter - Gold Key, Ceramics & Glass
Spring Water Transportation.Honorable Mention, Ceramics & Glass

Yiyang ‘25
Reduction Print of a Half Portrait - Honorable Mention, Printmaking
Look Back - Silver Key, Printmaking

Iris ‘24
Forming Blue - Gold Key, Poetry
Divine Feminine Through the Moons Gaze - Silver Key, Poetry
Filtered vision - Gold Key, Photography
Oceans kiss - Gold Key, American Visions Nominee, Photography
Hardwood - Honorable Mention, Photography

Clementine ‘24
What Are You Looking At? - Gold Key, Drawing & Illustration

Maggie ‘26
To Construe Death - Silver Key, Short Story
Persephone's Entrapment - Silver Key, Drawing & Illustration

Osha ‘24
Jellyfish Wind Chime - Honorable Mention, Sculpture
Voice of the Ocean - Silver Key, Sculpture

Ilona ‘24
The Odd Couple - Gold Key, Ceramics & Glass
The name of this piece is "submission: the battle ends" - Silver Key, Ceramics & Glass

Xiaoyun ‘24
Portrait of Iris in Fall - Honorable Mention, Painting

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