Showcase Spotlight Awards


2019 Top 10 Awards

The Top 10 showcasing students (ages 17 and under) in each eligible category will be awarded with full scholarships (a $3,500 value) to attend the overnight Appel Farm Arts Camp!

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2019 Scholarships

Sponsored by
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The 2019 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival's State Showcase Scholarships have been made possible by the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge. The State Showcase Scholarships are made up of nine (9) individual awards each in the amount of $1,000. The intended purposes of the scholarships are to assist in furthering the arts education of the recipients. The recipients of the 2017 State Showcase Scholarships were selected from the individual students in 11th and 12th grade who showcased for adjudication at the 2017 New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival. Each of the 2017 Showcase Scholarship Recipients were selected by the specific Adjudication Artists who critiqued the students' creative works at the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival. 

State Showcase Scholarship Recipients


PHOTOGRAPHY - Carolyn Galgano, Sparta High School,  Sussex County  
THEATRE - Isaiah Petit Compere, Ewing High School, Mercer County  
CREATIVE WRITING - Rebecca Oldham, Cedar Creek High School, Atlantic County

VISUAL ARTS - 2D Sarah Vargas, Bergen County Academies, Bergen County
VISUAL ARTS – 3D Maria Lu, Bridgewater Raritan High School, Somerset County
VOCAL MUSIC Olivia Youngman, Point Pleasant Borough High School, Ocean County 

FILMMAKING - Kaite Nguyen, Ocean Township High School, Monmouth County
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - Tyler Sacko, Toms River High School East Ocean County  
DANCE - Jose Lapaz-Rodriguez  Trenton Central High School Mercer County 

State Showcase Scholarship Recipients


Dance –Tamir Rios, Hudson County, County Prep High School

Visual Arts – Joanna Hoang, Atlantic County, Egg Harbor Township H.S.

Photography- Emily Smith Burlington County, Cherokee H.S.

Filmmaking- Justin Boswich, Burlington County, Shawnee H.S.



Vocal Music- Olivia Youngman, Ocean County, Point Pleasant Borough H.S.

Instrumental Music- Ryan Hernandez, Union County, Governor Livingston H.S.

Theatre –Maria Jesus Valdos, Hudson County, Union City H.S.

Creative Writing Moira Sweeder, Atlantic County, Mainland Regional H.S.