Writers attending the 2016 D.C. Metro Regional Recognition Ceremony settle in for a day of performance and celebration of their writing.

Writers attending the 2016 D.C. Metro Regional Recognition Ceremony settle in for a day of performances and celebration of their writing.

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 Writopia Lab in Washington, D.C., which manages the D.C. Metro Writing Region. Here’s what Writopia Lab D.C. had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

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Antonio Pulgarin, Alumni Council member and photographer, kicked off our new #AlumniTakeover campaign on social media by posting images from his photo shoot in Colombia to the Scholastic Awards Instagram for one week in August. Since then, Alums Winston Chmielinski and Loretta Lopez have taken the Scholastic Awards to Germany for the Berlin Art Festival and to Thailand, China, and around New York City. Read More

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Today’s teens have many ways to connect and share with their peers including online, social media, texting, and more. Even though there are countless options available, young artists and writers still search for an online “safe space” to share their creative processes with other teens. In support of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writings Awards, the Alliance for Artists & Writers organization will host the #MyCreativeYear campaign encouraging teens to share their artistic journey on social media. Read More

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Students whose works appear in the exhibition or read their writing during the opening ceremony pose on stage with members of the organizations that partnered together to make Art.Write.Now.DC 2016–17 possible.

The Scholastic Awards once again partnered with the U.S. Department of Education, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, to present Art.Write.Now.DC 2016–17! This exhibition, featuring a selection of works from the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, opened on September 16, 2016 and will be on display until July 2017. The opening reception and Awards ceremony were attended by approximately 250 guests, including students who received National Medals in the 2016 Scholastic Awards and their families, educators, and Affiliate Partners.
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Transformed with removable white display walls, the spacious lobby of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center displayed the artwork of a select group of extremely talented young visual artists during the 2016 Regional Exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Cornish College of the Arts)

Transformed with removable white display walls, the spacious lobby of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center displayed the artwork of a select group of extremely talented young visual artists during the 2016 Regional Exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Cornish College of the Arts)

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 Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, which manages the Washington State Art & Writing Regions. Here’s what Cornish College had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

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