Boca Area High School Student Wins $70,000 Scholarship

Sunny Sharma, President of Digital Media Arts College and Art Competition Winner Christina Philipp.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — A student at Spanish River High School is unquestionably thrilled today — not to mention her parents — after winning a $70,000 scholarship to Digital Media Arts College in Boca.

Christina Philipp, 17, is one heck of an artist — winning the highly sought-after prize.

According to DMAC:

“I’m so overwhelmed with joy that I won,” said Christina. “I’ve loved art since I was a baby and have always wanted to be an animator.”


The competition was made up 45 high school senior students in a one-day, two-round art competition. This was the seventh annual compeition.

· A panel of DMAC faculty were the judges.

· One full Undergraduate Scholarship will be awarded towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design or Computer Animation: worth $70,000.

· 2nd place gets $20,000 and 3rd place gets $15,000.


The first round of the competition was a Still Life drawing. The students could only use pencils and were judged on understanding of line, value, volume, and texture in their artwork. The second round dealt with a current events theme, which this was about Disney buying George Lucas’ Star Wars properties.


Sunny Sharma, President of Digital Media Arts College said, “It’s a wonderful event that provides opportunities to the top artistic students around. The talent this year was impressive, which makes Christina’s work simply amazing. We look forward to watching her art grow on our campus.”


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