This summer we urged you to Start.Write.Now and stay creative all summer long—and you did yourself proud! Invited to share your out-of-school bursts of creativity with us, dozens of you sent poems, essays, stories, photos of sculptures, design projects and paintings. Thanks, teen artists and writers! It seems like the hot weather brought out the best in you. We hope that these samples of summer writing and artwork will inspire you to submit your own original efforts to the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Be sure to also check out all the categories, artists, and writers we featured this summer. Your journey starts here.