Awards, Achievements, Publications

Awards, Achievements, Publications

Behold! The grand hall of… Inkwell Reveries!

Winning entries have been reposted under this category.

Yearbook Cover Design

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention Winner (Design) Feb 2014 Certifications | Explanation FOREWORD: N/A IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more commercial art! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Telltale Frameworks

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Silver Key Winner (Drawing and Illustration) Feb 2014 Certifications | Explanation FOREWORD: N/A IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more illustrations! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Settled Hearts

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Just Poetry, National Poetry Quarterly: Live Poets Society of New Jersey Topical Winner, Published Poet Published in Of Love and Dedication, Oct 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: See the explanation here. TEXT: Dearest ivory, There’s a special sheen to your smile And a suzy shimmer in your eyes, Everything about everglades…

The Roman Valentine

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Laura Thomas Communications: Junior Author’s Literary Contest Honorable Mentioned, Published Poet Certificate of Excellence Certifications FOREWORD: Another attempt at a scary story after my first one: Harold and the Herald of Silence. TEXT: I arranged to meet at Central Het Park. “Come at midnight,” I told her…

Farmside Tranquility

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Colors of Humanity Gallery Featured Exhibitionist “Landscapes” Exhibition Sept 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: Soft breezes blow large clouds past farm houses. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more digital paintings! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

A Microcosm of Color

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION American Art Awards Winning Photographer (4th) Sept 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: Concept explained in the art portfolio section. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more photography! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Sanity

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION American Art Awards Winning Photographer (2nd) Sept 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: Concept explained in the art portfolio section. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more photography! Back to all Awards, Achievements, and Publications!

Laundry?

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Black Box Gallery Featured Photographer Exhibition Oct 2014 Certifications | Website FOREWORD: The winning piece “Laundry?” is part of a 4 photograph series found here! IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See more photographs! Back to all Awards, Achievements,…

Settled Hearts

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Just Poetry, National Poetry Quarterly: Live Poets Society of New Jersey Topical Winner, Published Poet Published in Of Love and Dedication, Oct 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: See the explanation here. TEXT: Dearest ivory, There’s a special sheen to your smile And a suzy shimmer in your eyes, Everything about everglades…

Castle Among the Peaks

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Celebrating Art Published Artist Published in coffee table quality Celebrating Art Summer 2014 Sept 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: The mysterious castle sits alone in the snowy peaks of a rugged mountain. Casted aglow by luminescence, the castle radiates its own mystery. IMAGE: < < < < < <  …

Mourn with Me

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Creative Communications ☆ Editor’s Choice Award ☆ Semi-finalist, Published Poet Published in The Stars in Our Hearts Aug 2011 Photos FOREWORD: N/A POETRY TEXT: For those who do suffer Please let it be known I wish to empathize – You’re not on your own If your heart ever bled For…

Misty Spaces

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Photography ☆ Editor’s Choice Award ☆ July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: As a teenager, I often pass by my school’s cafeteria–crowded, loud, and commonplace. A common place, it wasn’t a golden plaque in honor of our school’s founder; it wasn’t a landmark of longevity like our school’s oldest…

A Microcosm of Color

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Photography Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: I used a professional camera provided by the school to take this piece. Found on a nearby flower, these ants, perhaps unknown to them, embody nature’s gift of beauty and strength. This shot, zoomed quite closely,…

“Churos”

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Photography Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: This was a piece I took during a volunteer trip to Mexico. In reality, the wall in the picture is curved as it wraps around the street corner. I played with the perspective to make it…

Seasons of Dead Water

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Poetry Nation | National Amateur Poetry Competition Semi-finalist, Published Poet Published in Across the Way August 2014 Certifications FOREWORD: The speaker has done something for the sake of pride. Now guilty, he falls into absolute despair. His sadness is isolating, and even the warmth and happiness of…

Harald and the Herald of Silence

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Short Story Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: The speaker has been diagnosed with explorative spirit and colorful imagination, but misunderstood by a society of hard logic. His parents insisted a more tempered lifestyle, forcing the speaker to commit a self cleansing. Drained…

Seasons of Dead Water

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Poetry Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: N/A POETRY TEXT: Summer rains bring sunshine warmth But such signs just poorly augur For ending rains mean wind-blown leaves And a happiness forced to wander I tread along once beaten paths Now disarrayed with brown color…

Pitter Patter

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Creative Communications Published Poet Published in A Celebration of Poets – Summer 2014 Dec 2014 FOREWORD: Will be published in Creative Communications’ come December! The speaker of poem finds himself in an unfamiliar situation. Normally, all these natural sounds would have woken her, but when they fail to…

Woeful

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Poetry Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: Heartbreaks are a big deal, and thus, I wanted to capture the desolate feeling of loneliness. So horrible is the solitude that the speaker marries the sadness lest left alone. Even mourning, considered the first…

A Solemn Service

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Community Service Essay Today’s #1 Voted Article July 15, 2014 Photos | | Website Publication FOREWORD: This essay was written in response to a volunteer trip to Mexico on January 11th, 2014. Though it took me a while to finish the essay (school got…

The Wanderlust Tragedy

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Poetry ☆ Editor’s Choice Award ☆ July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: The speaker has been diagnosed with explorative spirit and colorful imagination, but misunderstood by a society of hard logic. His parents insisted a more tempered lifestyle, forcing the speaker to commit a self cleansing. Drained of…

Mutual

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION International Who’s Who in Poetry Division III Nominee Published in Talent July 2011 Photos FOREWORD: A very old poem I wrote about a friend. I stumbled upon International Who’s Who in Poetry and submitted it. POETRY TEXT: Mutual Christopher Denq 2010 The chair you sit on when your legs…