Best-in-Grade Award

About this Special Achievement Award:

The Best-in-Grade Award, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, provides 24 works (two art and two writing works per grades 7–12) with $500 scholarships.

How to Apply:

All Gold Medal-awarded work will be considered. Click here to apply.

About Our Partner:

Bloomberg Philanthropies focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation, and arts and culture. Founder Mike Bloomberg’s entrepreneurial spirit, public-policy experience, and belief in the power of cities to drive solutions to pressing global problems define Bloomberg Philanthropies’ approach to making the world a better place.





Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!

Grade 7:
Els Bamberger
Alexis Emerson
Naomi (Kiki) Friedbauer
Stella Mahlke

Grade 8:
Wesley Carlton
Jessica Deng
Lillian Josefiak
Leslie Kim

Grade 9:
Alyssa Gaines
Lauren Kim
Olivia Sisson
Derek Yu

Grade 10:
Natascha Belt
Alice Cai
Katerina Corr
Mimi Offor

Grade 11:
Emory Brinson
Joshua Guo, Amy Xie, and Jason Zhang
Jeffrey Liao
Olivia Propeck

Grade 12:
Dagmawit Adamu
Zhijin Hu
Sara Kangaslahti
Anushka Nair

ZHIJIN HU, Metropolitan: Are we Satisfied with What We Have?, Mixed Media. Grade 12, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI. Best-in-Grade Award