The number of national winners represents an increase of 17 from the 30 won last year. The 2013 winners also include a South Bend student whose gold medal writing portfolio award also carries with it a $10,000 cash award, said Max Meyer, the art museum's director of children's education.
Meyer believes the 47 national awards will put the Museum of Art among the top 10 Scholastic regionals nationally — and likely among the top five — based on number of national awards.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are open to middle school and high school students. This year's regional competition at the Museum of Art included more than 2,415 individual art entries and 70 art portfolios and 1,172 individual writing entries and 22 writing portfolios.
The event, which is co-sponsored by The News-Sentinel, includes art entries from students at schools in 13 Indiana counties and 13 Ohio counties. The writing competition includes students from schools in 39 Indiana counties and 13 Ohio counties.
The winning art and writing entries are on display now through April 7 at the Museum of Art. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, except open until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $7, adults; $5, students in kindergarten through college; and $12, families. Admission is free to members and military personnel and their families Tuesday-Sunday. The museum also offers free admission to all visitors 5-8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays.
National winnersHere is a list of the national winners by grade, school and category:
Megan Jagger, 8, Indian Springs Middle School, Columbia City, Photography
Erika Warner, 12, Bishop Dwenger High School, Sculpture
Robert Greene, 8, Canterbury School (Pre-K-Grade 8), Film & Animation
Hannah Engelsrud, 10, Carroll High School, Photography
Taylor Jones, 12, Carroll High School, Photography
Jake Knoke, 11, Carroll High School, Digital Art
Taylor Long, 11, Carroll High School, Photography
Zachary Pennington, 11, Carroll High School, Photography
Ryan Wahl, 12, Carroll High School, Photography
Kristen Walker, 12, Carroll High School, Photography (two awards)
Christine Joseph, 8, Carroll Middle School, Photography
Tammy Do, 12, Homestead Senior High School, Photography (two awards)
Nick Sprunger, 12, R. Nelson Snider High School, Drawing
Elijah Harter, 8, Shawnee Middle School, Jewelry
Sha Hubbard, 7, Shawnee Middle School, Jewelry
Esther Boller, 12, Boller Home School, Roanoke, Photography
Sydney Cook, 12, Whitmer Career & Technology Center, Toledo, Design portfolio and Design
Alexander Zolciak, 12, Whitmer Career & Technology Center, Toledo, Design and Mixed Media
Hunter Worstell, 12, Whitmer High School, Toledo, Photography
Shalyn Bowman, 11, DeKalb High School, Waterloo, Sculpture
Alexandra Cupka, 11, DeKalb High School, Waterloo, Photography
Laken Hoover, 12, DeKalb High School, Waterloo, Mixed Media
Karly Lounds, 12, DeKalb High School, Waterloo, Drawing and Photography
Sabrina Richert, 9, Canterbury School, Personal Essay/Memoir
Sally Witwer, 8, Canterbury School (Pre-K-Grade 8), Short Story
Jessica Lineman, 11, Carroll High School, Flash Fiction
Sarah Prater, 11, Home schooled, Fort Wayne, Poetry
Rebecca Auger, 11, Homestead Senior High School, Poetry
Scott Espich, 12, Homestead Senior High School, Personal Essay/Memoir
Evan Hart, 12, Homestead Senior High School, Personal Essay/Memoir
Madeline Gullion, 8, Delta Middle School, Muncie, Short Story
Alexus Brown, 11, Indiana Academy for Science, Math & Humanities, Muncie, Poetry
Taylor D'Alelio, 11, Pettisville High School, Pettisville, Ohio, Poetry
Taylor Herschberger, 9, Pettisville High School, Pettisville, Ohio, Short Story
Isabella Lawton, 8, St. Joseph Grade School, South Bend, Short Story
Mary Rose Weber, 7, St. Joseph Grade School, South Bend, Poetry
Alexander Daugherty, 10, St. Joseph's High School, South Bend, Short Story
Sarah Morris, 10, St. Joseph's High School, South Bend, Short Story
Rachel Bodnar, 12, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Short Story
Jahna Almaguer, 11, John Glenn High School, Walkerton, Short Story
Janay Alexandrea Crane, 12, John Glenn High School, Walkerton, Portfolio
Madeleine Richey, 12, Home schooled, Fort Wayne, Short Story