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:
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:
The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards introduced new scholarship opportunities and a new category: Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. Hundreds of students submitted work, and three students were selected to receive The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon and a scholarship of $1,000. This Award celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression.
We’d like to congratulate the first recipients of this award: Kaitlyn Quatch, Ryan Sunada-Wong, and Sherrill Zheng!
We’re pleased to announce that Marian Louise Callanta and Gillian Maurer are the winners of the 2016 Neiman Marcus Holiday Ornament Project. This competition was open to students who submitted work in the fashion and jewelry categories of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Marian and Gillian will have their designs transformed into small, 3D ornaments and distributed to Neiman Marcus stores across the country at the end of 2016. Read More
The RBC “Flaunt It” Award is a new opportunity within the Scholastic Awards this year for teens who recognize what makes them unique and embrace their differences. Students were asked to explore the theme “The things that make me different, make me, me.” Works from all grades and across all categories of art and writing were considered for this award, with more than 10,000 submissions self-identified as eligible. After reviewing a pool of finalists, The Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It organization’s founder, Meg Zucker, and the Teen Board she convened were invited to select one artist and one writer to be the first recipients of The RBC “Flaunt It” Award.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients, Sydney Maddox and Peyton Vasquez!
Dedicated and generous sponsors of the Scholastic Awards make it possible to provide additional recognition and scholarships for select students who receive Silver and Gold Medals. We were pleased to add four brand-new sponsored-award opportunities for students this year—The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon, The RBC “Flaunt It” Award, the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion, and the Neiman Marcus Award for Jewelry—and to continue our existing partnerships with Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Gedenk Movement, and the National Constitution Center.
This year’s Sponsored Award recipients are: Read More