Art Contest Entries

This Student Art Contest Award recognizes outstanding student artwork to be used for the annual conference program. Students across New York from grades K-12 are eligible to participate. Submissions must be a piece of original 2-dimensional artwork in any medium, this year fitting the conference theme of "I Love NY" and conveying how our multilingual learners and their educators rise to meet every challenge. 

The winning student is honored along with their teacher at the NYS TESOL Annual Conference. Other 2020 Award Recipients can be found by clicking HERE.

Genico Nissagui - WINNER

Mamaroneck High School

Nominated by Sonal Patel-Sheth

Nobuaki Hirayama

New York Language Center

Nominated by Anna Necakov



Mohan Xu

Charles Finney School

Nominated by Keirah Comstock

Alien Ali

Solvay High School

Nominated by Lina Vaught




Agustin Yax

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Nominated by Leighton Suen



Jian Bin

PS 39

Nominated by Lisa Friscia



Yewei Liu

High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies

Nominated by Stephanie Chiu

Levimar Ramos

Accion Academy

Nominated by Emma Micare



Mateo Rojas Ramirez

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Nominated by Leighton Suen

Donato Pretzanzin

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Nominated by Leighton Suen



Safia Abdullah

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Nominated by Leighton Suen

Valentina DeMattia

PS 39

Nominated by Lisa Friscia



Mya Chain Aye

Giffen Elementary

Nominated by Tammy Schillinger

Ilyasse  Zarinni

Cherokee Street Elementary School

Nominated by Jacqueline Marquez



Alexa Campos

PS 39

Nominated by Lisa Friscia

Jesica Tohom

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School

Nominated by Leighton Suen