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2D3D Competition Winners Announced

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

Students from California, Connecticut, Michigan, 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 1,064 students representing over 420 American high schools in 39 states.

And the winners are:

Best in Show winner

The Best in Show winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize and a prize from our sponsor, Faber-Castell.

  • Mara Kauffman-Puchall, senior, Bay School of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Best in Category winners

The Best in Category winners will receive a $400 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: Alaina Marra, senior, Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, CT
  • Digital Arts: Rishuv Mehta, senior, Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, MI
  • Design: Justin Choi, senior, Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills, MI
  • Craft: Anna Burkhardt, junior, Fine Arts Center in Greenvile, SC
  • Interdisciplinary: Mara Kauffman-Puchall, senior, Bay School of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA

Juror's Special Merit winners

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

  • Visual Arts: Kwame' Gomez, senior, Firestone High School in Akron, OH
  • Digital Arts: Helen He, sophomore, Westlake High School in Austin, TX
  • Design: Alexandra Lutzo, senior, Valley Forge High School in Parma
    Heights, OH
  • Craft: Meghan Pisarcik, senior, Mars Area High School in Mars, PA
  • Interdisciplinary: Julie Torres, senior, Booker T. Washington High School in
    Dallas, TX

Emerging Artist Pre-College Scholarship

The Emerging Artist winners will receive a $500 scholarship to CIA's 2017 Pre-College Program.

  • Visual Arts: Anastasiia Korolevskaia, sophomore, American Heritage School in Plantation, FL
  • Digital Arts: Lia Latty, junior, Miami Beach Senior High in Miami Beach, FL
  • Design: Emely Paulino, junior, High School for Contemporary Art in Bronx, NY
  • Craft: Ethan Vodrey, junior, Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, OH
  • Interdisciplinary: Alex Larsen, junior, Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA

Florida teacher wins $1,000 in art supplies

Congratulations to James Finch from West Shore Junior - Senior High School in Melbourne, FL, who was randomly selected in a drawing to win $1,000 worth of art supplies from contest sponsor Faber-Castell. Mr. Finch had 37 students enter the competition!


Prepare for college through CIA's Pre-College Program

Extend your learning and earn college credit this summer in CIA’s Pre-College program.

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



Up to four works of art
representing any of the
above art disciplines.