2013 National Celebration

Live-tweet the Awards using #AWawards

We hope you’re psyched and ready for the 90th National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony at the end of this week! Before, during, and after this milestone event, we want to hear what all of you are saying and see what you’re up to. Let us know how you’re celebrating the Awards by posting to our Facebook page or tweeting at @artandwriting using the hashtag #AWawards. Your tweets will show up on our Webcast page, where we’ll be broadcasting our ceremony LIVE this year on May 31 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT!

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If you’re joining us in New York City this Friday and Saturday, share pictures of yourself in spots all over the city using the hashtag #AWLandmarks on Instagram (don’t forget to follow us!). Read More

Gala post Photo 2

By Timarie Harrigan, Manager of Development & External Relations

This is a busy time of year for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, but a good busy. We’re getting ready to celebrate this year’s class of creative teens, our 90th Anniversary Year, and a bright and growing future for the Awards. (Did you know we hit a record number of 230,000 submissions this year?) This year is big, and we’re looking forward to doing it up in a big way at our 90th Anniversary Benefit on May 31.

Here are the basic deets:

90th Anniversary Benefit & Silent Auction
The Edison Ballroom
May 31, 2013

7:00pm – Cocktails & Silent Auction
8:00pm – Dinner & Program
9:30pm – After Party (yay!)

With so many influential, creative Scholastic Awards alums, our Silent Auction will be featuring alumni work exclusively. Read More

Webcast Celebration (cropped)

By Alana Benoit, Manager of National Programs

For the first time ever, in celebration of our 90th Anniversary, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will webcast the 2013 National Awards Ceremony LIVE from Carnegie Hall on May 31 at 6:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. PST. That means YOU can join in! We’re working hard to make this event extra special for everyone, including those who are unable to be at Carnegie Hall. We’re broadcasting this event with all of you in mind!

On May 31, we will be joined by special guests Sarah Jessica Parker and Zac Posen to honor National Awards winners from across the country; recognizing their achievement and the commitment of teachers, friends and supporters that help make the Awards possible. We hope you’ll share this incredible moment with us by watching the Ceremony on our Webcast page. Read More

“I am inspired when looking back at old journals and sketchbooks. Seeing the progress I’ve made and remembering where I started is a huge source of inspiration and motivation, especially when revisiting and reviving old themes in my art.”
– Courtney Buckland, Project Administrator at the Alliance/Scholastic Awards

We recently joined Instagram! And since then, we’ve seen a lot of amazing photos of art and writing by talented teens, which got us wondering: what’s the inspiration behind them?

So, we’re asking all of you to snap a photo of your creative inspiration using the hashtag #AWmyinspiration. It could be a photo of your favorite album, a favorite quote, or even some fun street art – whatever inspires you to be creative.

We’ll even feature some of our favorite submissions right here on our blog and Tumblr page!

If you’re not on Instagram you can still share your inspiration by posting your pic on our Facebook Timeline or tweeting it to us at @artandwriting using the same hashtag. And be sure to follow us on Instagram to see creative inspirations from our staff (like the one above)!

We look forward to seeing what fuels your creativity!

Spring is here and with it, an opportunity to click and shoot with the pros at the International Center of Photography’s Teen Academy! NYC-area teen photographers, you have until tomorrow, Friday March 29, to sign up for these classes that begin mid-April and run through June. For film buffs: ICP Teen Academy is one of the few remaining photography schools in which you use real film and have access to a darkroom to develop your photos! Scholarships may still be available (http://www.icp.org/sites/default/files/exhibition_pdfs/icp_teen_scholarship_application_s13.pdf) but you must act fast!

Here at the national office, we’ve been very busy processing Northeast Art Region-at-Large submissions, and are currently working with a group of exceptional artists (some of whom are past Scholastic Award winners) to adjudicate all the works we’ve received. We feel very grateful for all of the interns who’ve been helping us throughout the process. All of them are artists and writers too! Here’s what some of them have to say about their experience working here:

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