Two Colorado Academy artists win Gold Key Awards

Two Colorado Academy students are winners of the prestigious Gold Key Award as part of the Colorado Scholastic Art and Writing Contest.

CA Sophomore Zoe Worrall won a Gold Key in the Digital Art category for a series of eight cartoon images. CA Senior Lauren McKee won a Gold Key for a cityscape oil painting titled “Denver.”

Zoe Worrall won a Gold Key in the Digital Art category for a series of eight cartoon images

Zoe Worrall won a Gold Key in the Digital Art category for a series of eight cartoon images.

Says Visual Arts instructor Katy Hills, “Zoe and Lauren are both dedicated and talented artists who pay close attention to detail in their work. They spend countless hours working on their art, both at home and in the studios at school. It is a remarkable achievement to have work selected for Scholastics, and these two are very deserving.”

This winter, the two artists had the honor of displaying their creations at the History Colorado Center, along with other award-winning artists from around the state of Colorado.

Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. Awards recognize student achievement in 29 categories, including editorial cartoon, poetry, graphic design, fashion, science fiction, video game design, and more. The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent.