The 2017 Golden Educator Residents have their first dinner with members of the Golden Artist Colors team (Photo courtesy Golden Artist Colors)

The 2017 Golden Educator Residents have their first dinner with members of the Golden Artist Colors team (Photo courtesy Golden Artist Colors)

The 2017 Golden Educator Residents arrived at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation barn on July 20 to begin their two-week painting residency. During the residency, the artists will learn about new painting techniques and technology from GOLDEN staff, as well as spend time working on their own paintings. For the third year in a row, this residency has been offered to educators whose students received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and we are proud to partner with Golden Artist Colors and the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation to offer such an amazing opportunity to deserving educators. Read More

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The National Student Poets pose backstage at Carnegie Hall before the 2017 National Ceremony with Dick Robinson, President of Scholastic Inc., comedian Amy Schumer, actresses Ellie Kemper and Allison Williams, YouTube personality Hunter March, and Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. (Photo by Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Scholastic)

The National Student Poets pose backstage at Carnegie Hall before the 2017 National Ceremony with Dick Robinson, President of Scholastic Inc., comedian Amy Schumer, actresses Ellie Kemper and Allison Williams, YouTube personality Hunter March, and Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. (Photo by Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Scholastic)

The National Student Poets Program is the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. As poetry ambassadors, the Student Poets promote the important role of poetry in society through workshops, readings, and events. These past few months have been filled with exciting opportunities for the Student Poets—from jamming out with other teen poets at the Aspen Ideas Festival to being celebrated onstage at Carnegie Hall, it’s been a thrilling ride!  Read More

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Singers and American Sign Language performers participate in Alumni Microgrant recipient Katherine Dubbs' Explorations: Stories of Love & Travel

Singers and American Sign Language performers participate in Alumni Microgrant recipient Katherine Dubbs’ Explorations: Stories of Love & Travel

For the second year in a row, the Scholastic Awards Alumni Council awarded monetary grants to Alums to help them pursue creative endeavors. This year, six Alums were selected to receive $1,000 grants to help them work on projects ranging from 3D printing to DNA testing to staging a performance that combines music, song, and sign language. Here’s a look at what three of our Alums were able to accomplish with their microgrants. Read More

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Alumni Council members (from left) Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Zara Kessler, Antonio Pulgarin, Loretta Lopez, Iviva Olenick, and Justin Nissley

Alumni Council members (from left) Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Zara Kessler, Antonio Pulgarin, Loretta Lopez, Iviva Olenick, and Justin Nissley

The Alumni Council of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presented their first group exhibition, Now.After, from June 19–July 1 at FRONT Art Space in New York City. Friends and supporters gathered on June 22 to celebrate at an opening reception and toast the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni featured in the show. Read More

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Gold Key Portfolio students are recognized onstage.

Gold Key Portfolio students are recognized onstage during the regional Awards Ceremony

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 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire which manages the New Hampshire Art Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

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National Medalists enjoying Maker Prom held at The Roosevelt Hotel.

National Medalists enjoying Maker Prom held at The Roosevelt Hotel.

On June 7-9, 2017, hundreds of students, educators, and their guests traveled to New York City for our National Events–a three-day celebration of the creative teens who received Gold Medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and their educators. National Events is a time-honored tradition at the Scholastic Awards, and one that we look forward to every year!

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