(New York, NY—November 14, 2018) High Tech senior Carlos Hernandez of Jersey City has been named a Finalist for Photography in the 2019 YoungArts’ National Arts Competition, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
A Graphic Arts major, Hernandez will join other students selected nationally from amongst 7,000 applicants to participate in National YoungArts Week, held in Miami this January. Competition winners receive cash prizes (up to $10,000) and the opportunity to share their work at such renowned institutions as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby’s, and New World Center in Miami.
“I’m incredibly proud of Carlos’s hard work and feel fortunate to have worked with him for the last year and a half,” says Alan Cano, High Tech High School Graphic Arts, Photography & Design instructor. “His talent does not go unnoticed.”
Hernandez also works as a photographer and graphic designer for the Hudson County Schools of Technology Foundation.
National YoungArts Week, the organization’s signature program, fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration while offering Finalists the guidance that they require to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development. During National YoungArts Week, a free intensive, artists from across 10 disciplines participate in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Throughout the week, Finalists’ work will be further adjudicated to determine additional award levels.