SARAH ZHU, Back to the Books, Painting. Grade 10, Tall Oaks Classical School, Bear, DE

SARAH ZHU, Back to the Books, Painting. Grade 10, Tall Oaks Classical School, Bear, DE

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, presenter of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is pleased to announce two residencies for our 2020 Scholastic Awards educators: the Writer’s Retreat for Educators in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the GOLDEN Educators Residency in New Berlin, New York.

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January 31 is Regional Notification Day, and we want to hear from you! Help us celebrate the day when all students and educators will be notified of their regional awards (Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention) by sharing your excitement on social media.

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Did You Know?

Your contribution to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is more than just a number on a spreadsheet. Beyond the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the Alliance puts donations to work producing programs to support creative students and their communities. From providing outstanding educators with professional development opportunities to spreading a love of literature through our National Student Poets’ community service projects, the Alliance seeks donations in support of the appreciation and development of creative talent nationwide.

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Alondra and Mateo walk you through the process of submitting art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.

Alondra and Mateo walk you through the process of submitting art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.

Submitting your work to the Scholastic Awards can be a little daunting. There are so many questions: How do I create an account? Who should sign my forms? What kinds of works can I submit and how can I tell if they are original? Don’t worry–the Scholastic Awards are here to help. We put together a series of short videos to explain the submission process so that you’re ready when it’s time for you to submit your art and/or writing.

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The 2019 GOLDEN Educator residents participate in a technical session with Golden Artist Colors’ staff.

The 2019 GOLDEN Educator residents participate in a technical session with Golden Artist Colors’ staff.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Golden Artist Colors partner to present Scholastic Awards educators with a wonderful opportunity: a two-week painting residency in upstate New York. The 2019 residents attended the residency over the summer and are now back in the classroom. We asked the residents how the residency impacted them and how they are applying what they learned to their teaching and artistic practices.

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Progress of Love. Photo Courtesy of Ghetto Film School

Still from The Progress of Love. (Photo Courtesy of Ghetto Film School)

Over just the past two decades, the role of filmmaking in youth media education has become newly essential and rewarding.

By Chris Wisniewski, Executive Director, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers/Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Reprinted from Film Comment September-October 2019 with permission from Film at Lincoln Center. © Film Comment 2019. filmcomment.com

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