The third annual eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest was a resounding success, with over four dozen entries received from the Northeastern NY region. The contest runs in NY each school year, with prizes awarded regionally to promote as much student participation as possible. The Northeastern NY region’s prizes were awarded last this year, after the Downstate NY and Weststern NY regional awards.

Participating districts’ entries were accepted from December 2016 through January 2017, with the finalists selected by various Regional Information Centers. This year, the Northeastern NY winners were decided via online voting by eSchoolData’s Twitter and Facebook followers in mid June.

First Place – Brenna VanNostrand (Mayfield Central School District)
Second Place – Sara Albright (Mayfield Central School District)
Third Place – Sierra Luck (Mayfield Central School District)

The following students were awarded Honorable Mention:

Gracie Fonda (Mayfield Central School District)
Elizabeth Pegarella (Schalmont Central School District)
Noah Ramer (Copenhagen Central School District)
Kassandria Woodcock (Mayfield Central School District)

Contestants are required to submit works of art that focused on a specific theme relative to current educational topics.  This year’s theme is Art in STEM, and challenges students to illustrate how Art is integral to the STEM subjects:  how the principles and aesthetics of Art are incorporated into and reflected in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The first place winner’s entry will appear as the background image on the eSchoolData login page (https://esd.eschooldata.com/Login.aspx), and the eSD Parent Portal and Student Portal login pages, with the release of version 5.5 in July 2017, until the next regional winner is announced. All winning submissions are published on the eSchoolData website (http://www.eschooldata.com/artists-gallery).

eSD created the art contest as a unique way to give back to school districts and the surrounding community, by promoting local art and providing monetary awards for the winning entries. It also helps students build up their art portfolio, and allows the winners to claim publishing credit for their work when applying to art schools after graduation.

First Place: Brenna VanNostrand

First Place: Brenna VanNostrand

Second Place: Sara Albright

Second Place: Sara Albright

Third Place: Sierra Luck

Third Place: Sierra Luck

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