Watkins received several nods in the annual Best of Nashville Poll, sponsored by the Nashville Scene.
Best Drawing Exhibit: Student Erin Plew, "Blackthorn, This is the season…"
Best Interior Designer: Beth Haley Design (owned/staffed by Interior Design alumni Beth Haley, Sara Dickerson Ray and Cameron Hubbard Austin)
#2 Best Local Author: Film School Chair and screenwriting instructor Steve Womack
Best Use of Unorthodox Materials: Former Professor Lauren Kalman
Best Arcade Art Gallery: Twist Gallery, curated and cofounded by student Beth Gilmore
Best Exploding Whale: Former Professor and Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery Director Jack Ryan, "Blue Skies: Thar She Blows," Tennessee Arts Commission