For the second year in a row, the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has seen fit to award one of York Prep’s talented artists. This time, freshman Philip Winter has garnered the attention and respect of the jurors for his impressive artistic creations. Philip won Gold and Silver key for two revolutionary war uniforms he made. He is now waiting to find out if he wins the national competition. He’s “once again joined the ranks of Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Truman Capote,” explained Jump Start teacher Dr. Leber. Philip has won both the regional and national competition in the past. This year, he has brought his talents to York Prep as the founder of the Period Piece Costume Design club.
The Awards continue to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States. This year, the NYC region received nearly 13,000 submissions from creative teens across all five boroughs. Scores of jurors assembled at The New School to adjudicate all those submissions. They are adjudicated blindly, so jurors do not see information such as a student’s name, gender, or school and simply evaluate based on three sole criteria: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Congratulations Philip on successfully exhibiting your originality, skill and vision!