CENTRAL NEW YORK – Young artists from 14 counties and more than 90 middle and high schools in Central New York submitted thousands of their best artwork for national and local recognition in the 2023 CNY Academic Art Awards. Sponsored by M&T Bank and hosted by Onondaga Community College, this year’s winning entries will be on display through early March.
Earlier this month, volunteer judges—professional artists, educators and photographers—selected entries in 17 categories from 4,000 individual entries and 102 portfolio entries. More than 1,155 entries were awarded. A special awards ceremony at the SRC Arena/OCC campus on January 17th celebrated the Golden Keys – 1st place entry to the national competition, along with local prizes, cash prizes and special recognition.