Art jurors for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards reviewing works

Art jurors for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards reviewing works

February is a busy time of year for the national office of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. This is when we gather dozens of leaders in the fields of art and literature to judge all of the works that received a Gold Key, our highest regional honor, in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. All Gold Key works are forwarded by our local Affiliate Partners to New York City for national judging, where they will be reviewed by creative professionals such as painters, poets, video game designers, book editors, museum directors, and authors. Jurors read thousands of works and review thousands of images in order to select the works that receive National Medals.

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The Alliance for Young Artist & Writers is proud to introduce Erica Berry, Trace DePass, Erick A. Hernandez, Kira Keck, Lynn Kim, and Grace Sachi Troxell as its 2019 Alumni Microgrant recipients, selected by judge Kenseth Armstead. Currently in its fourth 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. Read on to learn more about the inspired projects of these artists and writers.

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Alumnus Antonio Pulgarin shows off the Gold Key he received in 2007 during his trip to Colombia for a photo shoot.

Alumnus Antonio Pulgarin shows off the Gold Key he received in 2007 during his trip to Colombia for a photo shoot.

After many months of hard work, of editing and revising, and of crossing fingers, the time to find out whether a work has received a Gold Key has finally arrived! Students across the country and around the globe spent hours making their creations, and it was our privilege to view and read them all. So, without further ado, here are the 2019 Gold Key recipients!

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All this month, jurors across the country are reviewing works submitted to the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by creative teens. These jurors are evaluating works based on our three criteria: Originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. While the jurors are working hard, the students are anxiously awaiting the results of their hard work. Many are asking themselves, Will my short story earn an Honorable Mention? Will my painting receive a Silver Key? Or will my video game be awarded the coveted Gold Key? Read More

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The 2018 National Student Poets visit the stacks at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., during their Appointment Events. (Photo by Shannon Finney)

The 2018 National Student Poets visit the stacks at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., during their Appointment Events. (Photo by Shannon Finney)

Ever since the current class of National Student Poets were announced last August and were appointed as literary ambassadors in Washington, D.C., they’ve been working hard to spread their love of poetry¬†through readings and workshops while also planning for 2019. Let’s take a look back at the 2018 National Student Poets, and see what they have in store for us next year!

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CHLOE AN, Value of Time, Digital Art. Grade 12, Age 18, Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance, CA

CHLOE AN, Value of Time, Digital Art. Grade 12, Age 18, Bishop Montgomery High School, Torrance, CA

Deadlines for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards fall between December 1, 2018–January 12, 2019. Depending on whether you are submitting art, writing, and/or Future New works, you could have up to THREE different deadlines. The best way to find your deadlines is to log into your Scholastic Awards account and check out the dates listed at the top of the right sidebar. Those three dates are the ones you should pay close attention to—they are your deadlines!

Don’t miss out—find your deadlines now by logging into your Scholastic Awards account!

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