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The Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition

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The Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition runs from Feb 13- March 13 in the Gallery at Main Library and features award-winning artworks by middle and high school student-artists from counties across the northeast Florida region including Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, Union, & Volusia. On view during Library hours 10AM-6PM Monday-Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The exhibit will be installed in the 1st floor Gallery and the second floor atrium space. Masks and temperature checks are required to enter Main Library. It’s easy to practice social distancing in our enormous building. Come and (safely) view work by the best of NE Florida’s middle school and high school artists, who are competing in the nation’s largest and oldest student art awards.

Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards (NEFSAA) has been the regional visual art affiliate for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards since 2009, offering recognition, celebration of, and college scholarship offers for visual art students in our area. This regional program is the single largest way we as a community are able to celebrate and honor our student-artists across northeast Florida. NEFSAA handles the regional adjudication, awards, and art exhibitions for eight counties across northeast Florida including Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, Union, & Volusia.

The 2021 NEFSAA season collected and adjudicated just under 3,000 student submissions from 928 students. 1,091 awards were distributed to 546 student winners.  These regional award winners earned college scholarship offers from Savannah College of Art & Design, Jacksonville University, and the University of North Florida. Gold Key winners at the regional level automatically go on to the national competition for possible National Honors and cash prizes!

Since 2015, student-artists earning regional awards through this program have earned over $30 million in college scholarship offers from our partnering colleges and universities.

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