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Still from Alumni Microgrant recipient Ariel Sobel’s film You Asked For It

Earlier this year we debuted our newest initiative: The Alumni Microgrant Program. With support from our Alumni Council, we were able to award four of our Alums monetary grants to help them with their creative projects. Check out what our Alums have been up to!

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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 GOLDEN Educators Residency:

Isaac AlaridPease

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jessica Clark

from Fairmont, North Carolina

Bryan Wilson

from Charlotte, North Carolina

Collectively, these educators have been teaching for over 30 years. Read More

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Philip Pearlstein speaking at Art & Writing @ Night on May 10, 2016

Philip Pearlstein speaking at Art & Writing @ Night on May 10, 2016. Photo by Diane Bondareff

On May 10, Philip Pearlstein joined the Alliance at Art & Writing @ Night and treated our guests to a retelling of one of his many remarkable stories; this one relating to his experience as a Scholastic Awards Alumnus during World War II. Today we’re happy to share it with you too! We hope you enjoy this very special piece of American and Scholastic Awards history. Read More

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Our booth at NAEA 2016

Our booth at NAEA 2016

Scholastic Awards staff member Sazia Afrin attended the National Art Education Association Conference this year. The annual NAEA conferences are a chance for art educators from across the country to network, learn about new teaching methods, techniques, and materials, and to have fun! It’s also an opportunity for the Scholastic Awards to meet the educators who participate in our program and to let them know about all of the ways we support creative teens with our recognition, exhibition, publication, scholarships, and workshops programs.

We asked Sazia to tell us about her experience there, and why NAEA is one of our favorite conventions to attend each year! Read More

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Benefit Photo

Scholastic Awards Alumni from left: Iviva Olenick (’93), Antonio Pulgarin (’07), Zara Kessler (’08), Philip Pearlstein (’41), Justin Nissley (’01), Winston Chmielinski (’06), and Dionisio Cortes Ortega (’04)

Art & Writing @ Night, our annual benefit for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, was held at Tribeca Three-Sixty on May 10. The night featured artwork on display from our Alums and current students, as well as remarks from Alum and artist Philip Pearlstein, and an improvised keynote from actor Bill Irwin and Alum Madeleine LeCesne. Read More

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Dancer 2 of 5, Photography by Nyanna Johnson, Grade 12, Age 17, Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH

Dancer 2 of 5, Photography by Nyanna Johnson, Grade 12, Age 17, Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH

Nostalgia is a powerful device in the art and writing of Nyanna Johnson and Alex Zhang. Both students received Gold Medals for their portfolios which focused on revisiting the past and evoking emotions with their words and images.  Nyanna and Alex take us back in time to give new meaning to the present in this next installment of Eyes on the Prize.

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