Updates to Scholastic Awards 2021 464x288Like a school year, the Scholastic Awards program cycle wraps up for students and educators in June, before it starts up again in September. During the summer, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers staff is busy finding ways to improve the program and make it easier than ever for you to enter the Awards. From category and submission form updates to new self-identification options in student profiles, we’ve made a lot of changes for 2021. We’ll cover them all in this blog post.
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Readathon Poster Final2The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is delighted to partner with the Ray Bradbury Foundation for the first-ever Ray Bradbury Read-A-Thon! The Foundation is the underwriter of the 2021 Scholastic Awards’ Ray Bradbury Award for Science Fiction & Fantasy.

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This year, for the first time, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers offered a new opportunity for educators whose student received recognition in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the 2020 Writer’s Retreat for Educators. The two educators chosen for this opportunity would have participated in the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project’s annual New Orleans Writing Marathon, which is a five-day writing retreat for writers across the nation. Unfortunately, this year’s retreat was canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, the educators will now be offered a $1,000 stipend and the opportunity to engage in online networking and enrichment experiences over the summer.

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Did you know the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards turn 100 in 2023?

Ahead of our upcoming centennial, we’re reaching out to all 97 classes of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards alumni to hear your #mygoldkey stories and collaborate on creating alumni opportunities for the next 100 years of the Awards. If you haven’t already, share your own Scholastic Art & Writing Awards journey by taking our brief alumni survey.

Below, we’ll share a sampling of the extraordinary stories we’ve received from our alumni, highlighting two #mygoldkey stories from the 1960s and 1970s.

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JACK ANDERSON, Scribble Portrait, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Maret School, Washington, D.C.

JACK ANDERSON, Scribble Portrait, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Maret School, Washington, D.C.

The Alliance/ACT-SO Journey Award, in partnership with the NAACP’s Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), provides $1,000 scholarships for ACT-SO scholars, who also receive a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medal.

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KELSEY GREGSON, Self-Portrait, Painting. Grade 7, St. John's Country Day School, Orange Park, FL.

KELSEY GREGSON, Self-Portrait, Painting. Grade 7, St. John’s Country Day School, Orange Park, FL.

The Best-in-Grade Award, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is given to two works of art and writing from grades 7-12. This Special Achievement Award comes with a $500 scholarship for each student that receives this award. As the name suggests, the works are judged on a grade-by-grade basis, giving students the chance to earn additional recognition among their peers.

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