Thursday, November 20, 2014

Perpich seniors in media arts win national recognition in photography and cinema

Satya Varghese Mac and Max Hart of Minneapolis and Michael Hansen of St. Paul, all seniors in media arts, have received top awards in the National YoungArts 2015 Competition.

Max and Michael were named photography finalists and invited to the National YoungArts Week in January for final determination of awards (Level 3, $1000; Level 2, $1500; Level 1, $3000; Silver, $5000,; Gold, $10,000). Only 10 students are finalists in the photography discipline.
Satya received a Merit Award for cinema. Only 21 students received merit in the cinema discipline.
These three were among more than 11,000 student applicants. Only 786 YoungArts winners were named in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. These young artists represent some of the nation’s very best in cinematic arts, dance, design arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing.
As a Merit Award winner, Satya will receive a certificate of achievement, a medallion, a recommendation letter and is invited to participate in regional programs. Perpich Arts High School also receives an engraved plaque with the names of every winner from the school.
As finalists, Michael and Max receive the same benefits as a Merit winner plus an invitation to National YoungArts Week held in January.
The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists and to contribute to the cultural vitality of the nation by investing in the artistic development of talented young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. With the guidance of YoungArts artistic advisers Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones and others, YoungArts provides these emerging artists with life-changing experiences and validation by renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition and other opportunities throughout their careers.
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