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If you’re in New York City this summer, be sure to visit Scholastic Awards alum Mel Bochner’s show Mel Bochner: Strong Language at the Jewish Museum, up now through September 21. Featuring more than 70 works, this show focuses on the artist’s career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of words. Read More

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Global Warming by Yoonjie Park
made with acrylic paint, clay, and candy

In honor of Earth Day, here are some innovative student works that are environmentally conscious and include a wide array of recycled, or upcycled, materials! We hope these works will help inspire your next creation!

To add to the fun, here are a few links for some great recycled craft ideas.

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Jean

Primary Role: My position as Project Administrator requires me to work with everyone at the Alliance and mostly with the Executive Director. I support the team with their projects and as well as handle administrative tasks. I also take the lead on editorial projects and copyediting press materials, publications, and correspondence.

Secret Fact: My unusual name comes from my parents thinking I was going to be a boy. When I was born, my father turned John-Paul into Jean-Paul and the rest is history.
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We Are Safe by Taylor Leong for Start.Write.Now

We Are Safe by Taylor Leong for Start.Write.Now

This summer, we encouraged you to Start.Write.Now! Invited to share your out-of-school bursts of creativity with us, many of you sent poems, short stories, paintings, drawings, and photographs. Check them out here in an album on our Facebook page! We hope that these samples of summer writing and artwork will inspire you to submit your own original efforts to the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Be sure to also see the creative tips, categories, artists, and writers we featured here this summer to help get you going, and visit our online Student Showcase to view past Award winners’ work.

As of 4:30 PM on October 21, we have received 4,057 Awards submissions. These entries came from makers and breakers in 48 states and 13 other locations including Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Egypt, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand! We counted 2,463 works of Art, 1,589 pieces of Writing, and many more entries for our Sponsored Awards – Future New, Duck TapeGedenk Award for Tolerance and Creativity & Citizenship.

Now it’s your turn! Click here to register for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards today and share your creative vision (or voice)!

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Maker (n) – someone who creates art and writing; transforms old forms into new ones
Breaker (n) – someone who conveys a message; is rhythmic; takes something apart

We are excited to launch the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with a very special call to action. We believe that the world needs both makers and breakers—those committed to expressing themselves creatively, who push the boundaries of expression, and challenge the rest of us to do the same.

We know you’ve got something on your mind. Maybe it’s a new mixed media piece you’ve been working on or a fresh idea on how to integrate art and design by building clay sets. Perhaps, you’ve just completed your first collection of poetry or a work that mixes disciplines. The Awards has 28 categories buzzing with possibility.

So show us what you’ve got! Learn more about our submission guidelines here and register on September 16! Deadlines vary by region.

If you haven’t already – check out your portraits from the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Ceremony registration back in May! Do you remember those photos of winners and their medals taken in front of our 90th Anniversary backdrop? They’re now up on Flickr, just waiting to be turned into a new Facebook profile picture or album.

Here’s how to find your picture:

1) Go to National Scholastic Awards 2013 Flickr Photoset

2) Locate the search box in the top right corner of the page, and type in your first and last name

3) Click on the 2nd option in the drop-down menu that says “Art & Writing Awards’ Photostream” as pictured below

To download your photo(s):

1) Click on the photo you’d like to download

2) When the photo is selected, right click on it and choose the size that you want

3) Finally, under the “Photo/All sizes” page, click Download the desired photo size

4) Enjoy your pictures!