Breanna Zaborowski’s drawing was the only piece of art from Livingston County selected for a Scholastic Art Award. And the Hartland High University sophomore is becoming a member of five other college students from Livingston County who have obtained an award considering the fact that 2014.

Zaborowski submitted 5 pieces to 2021 Southeast Michigan Scholastic Art Awards and gained an honorable mention for her drawing, “Alter Ego” in the regional contest.

“This was the initially 12 months I have entered a contest that large,” Zaborowski claimed. “I didn’t even know I acquired anything until my mother and I ended up on the lookout at previous winners and observed my identify there. That was two days in advance of the ceremony and we freaked out.”

Breanna Zaborowski's drawing, "Alter Ego" earned an honorable mention in Southeast Michigan's Scholastic Art Awards.

“Alter Ego” was an assignment Zaborowski produced during an on-line art course via Interlochen Arts Camp this summer season. She said the assignment was a self-portrait with a twist, so she made a decision to set on a gown and apply a dramatic makeup glance – which is very different from her typical fashion.

“That’s me in the photo, but my close friends didn’t even understand me,” she stated.

Zaborowski’s drawing was one particular of much more than 3,000 pieces submitted to the contest this year.

The Scholastic Art and Creating Awards contest was launched in 1923 to identify creativity among the center and significant schoolers. The Southeast Michigan area involves six counties: Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Winning pieces from past Scholastic Art Awards are displayed in the Walter B. Ford building at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. Works are normally displayed at CCS, but were featured online this year due to the pandemic.

Out of 3,251 particular person items entered this 12 months, 7% been given “Gold Crucial,” or 1st-area awards, 10% gained “Silver Key,” or next put, and 15% been given honorable mentions, said Amy Armand, director of recruitment for the College or university of Innovative Research in Detroit and the regional coordinator for the Southeast Michigan Scholastic Artwork Awards. Armand reported Gold Crucial perform is entered in the national opposition to compete for scholarships.