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What Remains, Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, by Gillian Maurer, Grade 12, Age 19, Asheville High School, Asheville, NC

Sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon was created two years ago within the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression.

The works selected for this year’s Herblock Award are thought-provoking editorial cartoons that speak directly to issues concerning today’s teens. From racism to global warming to the refugee crises, these teens are making their voices heard. Read More

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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 GOLDEN Educators Residency:

Isaac AlaridPease

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jessica Clark

from Fairmont, North Carolina

Bryan Wilson

from Charlotte, North Carolina

Collectively, these educators have been teaching for over 30 years. Read More

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The Ties That Bind, Mixed Media by Sierra Callwood, Grade 11, Age 17, NSU University School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Creativity & Citizenship Award, produced in partnership with the National Constitution Center and sponsored by The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, is given to students whose art or writing address a topical theme, such as technology and privacy, immigration, bullying, and freedom of expression. This year, students were asked to create work that explores the issue of “Race in America” and add their unique voice to this important conversation. Meet the three students chosen for 2016 Creativity & Citizenship Awards! Read More

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scholastic_awards_logo_cymkBloomberg_Philanthropies_Logo The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ Best-in-Grade Award, generously sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is given to two writers and two artists in each grade level, along with a $500 cash prize. All students who submit to the Scholastic Awards are eligible for this special recognition. This year’s recipients represent the best and the brightest writers and artists in grades 7-12. Read More

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Birch Tree Coat, Fashion by Olivia Reavey, Grade 12, Age 17, Hingham High School, Hingham, MA

Birch Tree Coat, Fashion by Olivia Reavey, Grade 12, Age 17, Hingham High School, Hingham, MA

As part of our efforts to bring new awards, scholarships, and opportunities to our students, we partnered with Neiman Marcus to create the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion and the Neiman Marcus Award for Jewelry for the 2016 Scholastic Awards. Two teens who submitted outstanding work to the jewelry or fashion categories were selected to receive these awards, as well as a $1,000 scholarship! Without further ado, we’d like to congratulate the first recipients of these awards:

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The Gedenk Award for Tolerance is given to students whose works examines their role in cultivating tolerance. Through our partnership with Grammy Award-winning artist Miri Ben-Ari and her organization The Gedenk Movement, the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized three writers and three artists for their works reflecting on the importance of increasing tolerance to safeguard a peaceful society. Along with their award, each student will also receive a $1,000 scholarship!

Meet the 2016 Gedenk Award for Tolerance recipients:

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