Clones, Film & Animation by Conor Twohy, Grade 12, Age 17, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Towson, MD

Our series on the 2016 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients continues with Conor Twohy and Ruohan Elbaba. Many of Conor’s films use elements of science-fiction, through not-yet-developed technologies and imagined futures, to tell the story. Ruohan looks to the writings and characters from the past to frame her identity and her own place in the world. Through their films and writing, Conor and Ruohan show us how to bring the past into the future.

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Golden Barn

We’re extending the application deadline! All art educators who work in the paint medium and have a student who received a Gold Key in the 2016 Scholastic Awards are eligible to apply for the Golden Educators Residency. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on May 2, 2016.

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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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Selection of students receiving Gold Keys in art.

Selection of students who received Gold Keys in art.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ national office in New York City is dedicated to growing and supporting our Affiliate Partners across the country. Our Affiliate Partners are doing great work in their communities, and we love hearing about their outreach efforts, their students, and their programs. This month, we shine the spotlight on Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, which manages the Southern Nevada Art & Writing Regions. Here’s what the staff at Springs Preserve had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

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Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

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!

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Identity Thief Coat, Fashion by Fiona Jungmann, Grade 12, Age 18, Andover High School, Andover, MA

We continue our profile of the 2016 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients with a look at two students who are making names for themselves with innovative fabric manipulation techniques and inspired prose. Meet Adam Gowan and Fiona Jungmann:

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