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2D3D: A National Art + Design Contest

2D3D winners announced

Four high school students from across U.S. take top honors in 2D3D

Students from Texas, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are being awarded cash prizes and thousands of dollars of scholarship money as winners of Cleveland Institute of Art's 2D3D National Art + Design Competition. The winning artworks were selected by a panel of CIA faculty, from entries by 1,635 students representing over 450 American high schools in 39 states.

Each "Best in Category" winner will receive a cash prize of $500, and the "Best in Show" winner will be awarded an additional $2,500. All category winners are awarded valuable art supplies from contest sponsor Faber-Castell. Most significantly, each winner will receive a $10,000 annual scholarship – a total of $40,000 for four years – should he or she choose to attend CIA. 

And the winners are:

Best in Show Winner

"Baroque Feast," by Sophia Anthony, Senior; Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; Hometown: Dallas, TX

Best in Category winners

The Best in Category winners will receive a $500 cash prize, a $10,000 annual scholarship ($40,000 total) to Cleveland Institute of Art, and a prize from our sponsor, Faber-Castell.

  • Visual Arts: "Baroque Feast," by Sophia Anthony, Senior; Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • Digital Arts: "Writer's Block," by Katey Ladika, Senior; Forest Hills High School; Hometown: Windber, PA
  • Design: "Figure Drawing Dress," by Zihan Zhou, Senior; Pius XI High School; Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI
  • Craft: "Boss Mare," by Jane Tierney, Junior; Fine Arts Center; Hometown: Greer, SC

Juror's Special Merit winners

The Juror's Special Merit winners will receive a $200 cash prize.

  • Visual Arts: "Isolation," by Nicholas Raley, Senior; Carver Center for Arts & Technology; Hometown: Baltimore, MD
  • Digital Arts: "Below the Surface," by Rona Ahdout and Neema Sadeghi, Seniors; University High School; Hometown: Irvine, CA
  • Design: "Caged in this Digital Age," by Kelsie O'Mara, Senior; Washburn Rural High School; Hometown: Topeka, KS
  • Craft: "Nailed Nails," by Thanh Vy Nguyen, Senior; Creekview High School; Hometown: Carrollton, TX


The Runners-Up will receive a $100 cash prize.

  • Visual Arts: "Math Class (self-portrait)," by Meredith Eudailey, Senior;  Douglas Freeman High School; Hometown: Richmond, VA
  • Digital Arts: "Washed Away," by Hannah Wood, Senior; Downers Grove South High School: Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
  • Design: "Bus Stop Design," by Henry Nordell, Junior; University School; Hometown: Gates Mills, OH
  • Craft: "Royaltea," by Scott Jones, Senior; Bryan High School; Hometown: Bryan, OH

Texas teacher wins $1,000 in art supplies

Congratulations to Lauren Cunningham from Fort Worth Country Day High School in Fort Worth, TX, who was randomly selected in a drawing to win $1,000 worth of art supplies.

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Entry Categories

Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture

Digital Arts

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Video + Film


  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals
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