Teens responding to a writing prompt during a poetry workshop

Teens responding to a writing prompt during a poetry workshop

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 Newark Public Library, which manages the Southern New Jersey Art Region and the New Jersey Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Newark Public Library had to say about Awards activity in their region:

The Newark Public Library is excited for our first year administering the NJ Writing Region, as well as the Southern New Jersey Art Region. All teens in grades 7–12 who attend school in New Jersey are eligible to submit their writing. We are also accepting art from students in Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties. Read More

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Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship recipient Asha Larson-Baldwin (center) at Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship recipient Asha Larson-Baldwin (third from the right) at Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Through our Scholastic Awards Summer Scholarship Program, creative students who have been recognized by the Scholastic Awards can apply for scholarships to attend art and writing summer programs across the country. We partner with universities, studios, workshops, and precollege programs to offer students exciting and rewarding opportunities to challenge themselves over the summer months. We reached out to our students and partners to learn more about the students attending the summer programs and how their creative skills developed over the summer. Read More

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The Class of 2017 at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Washington, D.C., with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, actor and activist Alfre Woodard, 21st U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera, and Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. (From left: Dr. Carla Hayden, Ben Lee, Annie Castillo, Kinsale Hueston, Juliet Lubwama, Camila Sanmiguel, Alfre Woodard, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

The Class of 2017 at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building on Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Washington, D.C., with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, actor and activist Alfre Woodard, 21st U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera, and Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. (From left: Dr. Carla Hayden, Ben Lee, Annie Castillo, Kinsale Hueston, Juliet Lubwama, Camila Sanmiguel, Alfre Woodard, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

On August 31, the new Class of National Student Poets was appointed at the Library of Congress in a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, the Student Poets were treated to a whirlwind of events celebrating their achievement. From library tours to workshops with esteemed poets, the Class of 2017 had an experience they won’t soon forget.

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2017 Golden Residents Group Shot

For two weeks this past summer, three educators attended the Golden Educators Residency. This program was created for educators whose students received recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Awards and who are working in the paint medium in their own art. During the residency, the educators participated in technical workshops, met with GOLDEN staff, and explored new ideas in their paintings. We checked in with the residents to see how the experience has impacted them as artists and as educators as they kick off a new school year.

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Socks, Drawing & Illustration by Phoebe Markiles, Grade 12, Age 17, Windward School, Los Angeles, CA

Socks, Drawing & Illustration by Phoebe Markiles, Grade 12, Age 17, Windward School, Los Angeles, CA

The 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards opened for submissions on September 13!

Join the next generation of great American artists and writers by submitting your work to the Scholastic Awards. Our Alums have gone on to influence and set trends in the literary and art communities—and you can too! It all starts with sharing your work with others. By participating in the Scholastic Awards, you are beginning a creative journey, and we are honored to support you along the way. Read More

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Next_Generation_BannerThe 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards opened on September 13! Check out this brief overview of the important changes you need to be aware of before submitting your work: Read More

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