JESSICA YIM, Mooncake, Painting. Grade 12, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA.

JESSICA YIM, Mooncake, Painting. Grade 12, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA.

The highest honor in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the Gold Medal Portfolio. Sixteen students–eight artists and eight writers–are chosen for this award each year, and each student receives a $10,000 scholarship.

Over the next eight weeks, we will be shining a spotlight on these remarkable artists and writers. Stay tuned to learn more about these creative and talented teens!

This week, we begin with Jessica Yim and Jieyan Wang. Jessica uses her art to bring to light injustices and inequality in shocking ways to ensure that the audience cannot overlook them. Jieyan uses fantastical elements in her stories to make sense of the very real issues in both her internal and external world.

Read More

Comments Off on Eyes on the Prize: Jessica Yim and Jieyan Wang
Link to this post

 

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is pleased to announce that Pritha Bhattacharyya and Sophie Panzer have been selected by author and educator Yahdon Israel as the 2020 recipients of A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency. Made possible by the support of The Roosevelt Hotel, this annual Writer’s Residency enables two Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to travel to New York City and spend five nights at the historic Roosevelt Hotel. Over the course of the Residency, Bhattacharyya and Panzer will be granted the time and space to focus on their writing projects, and receive opportunities to meet with literary professionals.

 

Read More

Comments Off on Announcing the 2020 Alumni Writers-in-Residence for A Suite of One’s Own at the Roosevelt Hotel
Link to this post

 

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is proud to announce Kristi Cavataro, Jakob Hochendoner, Siri Lee, Tinan Nguyen, Natalie Richardson, and Arden Surdam as the 2020 Alumni Microgrant recipients, selected by judge Ryan Lee Wong. Currently in its fifth year, the Alumni Microgrant program awards up to $1,000 to support the projects of past Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recipients in any and all creative fields. Below, read more about the inspired projects proposed by these artists.

 

Read More

Comments Off on Announcing the 2020 Alumni Microgrant Recipients!
Link to this post
SARAH ZHU, Back to the Books, Painting. Grade 10, Tall Oaks Classical School, Bear, DE

SARAH ZHU, Back to the Books, Painting. Grade 10, Tall Oaks Classical School, Bear, DE

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, presenter of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is pleased to announce two residencies for our 2020 Scholastic Awards educators: the Writer’s Retreat for Educators in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the GOLDEN Educators Residency in New Berlin, New York.

Read More

Comments Off on Exciting Art and Writing Opportunities for Educators
Link to this post

Virtual_Celebrations_Landing

January 31 is Regional Notification Day, and we want to hear from you! Help us celebrate the day when all students and educators will be notified of their regional awards (Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention) by sharing your excitement on social media.

Read More

Comments Off on Celebrate Regional Notification Day!
Link to this post

Did You Know?

Your contribution to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is more than just a number on a spreadsheet. Beyond the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Alliance puts donations to work producing programs to support creative students and their communities. From providing outstanding educators with professional development opportunities to spreading a love of literature through our National Student Poets’ community service projects, the Alliance seeks donations in support of the appreciation and development of creative talent nationwide.

Read More

Comments Off on Your Gift, Your Choice: Donate to One of Our Specialized Funds!
Link to this post