**We are privileged to have an American Voices and Vision winner- Ella Hatfield. The American Voices & Visions Medals, the highest regional honors, are given to one writer and one artist from each region.
Selection Process: Five works of writing and five works of art from each region are selected by local judges as American Voices & Visions nominees, who are then celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. From the pool of nominees, a panel of jurors in New York City selects one writer and one artist from each region to receive an American Voices Medal or an American Visions Medal, a non-financial highest regional honor. These Medalists are celebrated during National Events and at the National Exhibition in New York City.
The very best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national-level recognition
Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.
Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential.