Annalee Thorndike Art Scholarship competition coming up soon

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation is excited about this year’s Annalee Thorndike Art Competition. Last year, the Thorndike Competition awarded $2,500 in scholarships and gift certificates in keeping with Annalee’s vision of keeping the arts alive in the Lakes Region.

These scholarship awards, are open to Belknap County graduating seniors who are planning to major in some aspect of the arts. Students entering the competition need submit a portfolio of five original pieces of art work that include, but not are not limited to drawing and/or painting. This year, for the first time, the portfolios may also blend in works of photography, digital art, collages, print formats, and 3D works. A student sketchbook, and an artist statement related to the artist’s work or art philosophy completes the entrance requirements.

Details and the entry from are available at the LRSF website The Laconia Library has agreed to host the competition from Saturday, April 7 through Thursday, April 12. Students who fill out the entry paperwork, are asked to drop off their work at the Laconia Library on Friday, April 6, 1-4 p.m. Phone numbers can be found at the LRSF website ( if anyone has questions regarding this student exhibit.

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Pictured is last year’s first-place winner of Annalee Thorndike Art Scholarship Competition. Jacqueline Hanson, a senior at Belmont High School stands between the 2017 competition judges: Elaine Morrison, Roger Gagne and Ann Saunderson. The competition, sponsored through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, sponsors scholarship awards to be used for college tuition to students majoring in art or an art related field. (Courtesy photo)