Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

For the second year in a row, the Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards accepted applications for A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency, created for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards. This residency is the chance for two Alums to spend a week in a suite at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, away from what Scholastic Awards founder Maurice R. Robinson called the “standardizing pressures of adult life” to focus on their writing. Read More

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Silent Spring, Painting by Keiji Ishida, Grade 12, Age 17, LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Silent Spring, Painting by Keiji Ishida, Grade 12, Age 17, LA County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

A Gold Medal Portfolio Award is the highest honor students can receive in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year, jurors choose portfolios of sixteen high school seniors whose works best represent the Scholastic Awards’ judging criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice. Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be profiling two of the 2017 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients. First up are Keiji Ishida and Carissa Chen. Read More

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What Remains, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, by Gillian Maurer, Grade 12, Age 19, Asheville High School, Asheville, NC

Sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon was created two years ago within the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression.

The works selected for this year’s Herblock Award are thought-provoking editorial cartoons that speak directly to issues concerning today’s teens. From racism to global warming to the refugee crises, these teens are making their voices heard. Read More

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Ghost Realm, Painting by Amadi Rubie, Grade 11, Age 16. Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, Oakland Gardens, NY

Ghost Realm, Painting by Amadi Rubie, Grade 11, Age 16. Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, Oakland Gardens, NY

For the third year in a row, the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will host their regional exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. More than 600 pieces of art and writing will be on display in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, located on the ground floor of the museum. Read More

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Zero Fire by Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel

We know how difficult it is for educators to find the time to work on their own creative projects in addition to teaching, grading, meeting with parents, and supervising school clubs, not to mention maintaining their personal lives. So as an extra show of support to the art educators who applied to the 2016 Golden Educators Residency, Golden Artist Colors generously presented the finalists with gift certificates worth $1,000 each for Golden products. Read More

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Student works on display at SKyPAC

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ national office in New York City is dedicated to growing and supporting our Affiliate Partners across the country. Our Affiliate Partners are doing great work in their communities, and we love hearing about their outreach efforts, their students, and their programs. This month, we shine the spotlight on the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) which manages the South Central Kentucky Art & Writing Regions of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what SKyPAC had to say about Awards activity in their region:  Read More

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