Antonio Pulgarin, Alumni Council member and photographer, kicked off our new #AlumniTakeover campaign on social media by posting images from his photo shoot in Colombia to the Scholastic Awards Instagram for one week in August. Since then, Alums Winston Chmielinski and Loretta Lopez have taken the Scholastic Awards to Germany for the Berlin Art Festival and to Thailand, China, and around New York City. Read More

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Students whose works appear in the exhibition or read their writing during the opening ceremony pose on stage with members of the organizations that partnered together to make Art.Write.Now.DC 2016–17 possible.

The Scholastic Awards once again partnered with the U.S. Department of Education, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, to present Art.Write.Now.DC 2016–17! This exhibition, featuring a selection of works from the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, opened on September 16, 2016 and will be on display until July 2017. The opening reception and Awards ceremony were attended by approximately 250 guests, including students who received National Medals in the 2016 Scholastic Awards and their families, educators, and Affiliate Partners.
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Transformed with removable white display walls, the spacious lobby of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center displayed the artwork of a select group of extremely talented young visual artists during the 2016 Regional Exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Cornish College of the Arts)

Transformed with removable white display walls, the spacious lobby of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center displayed the artwork of a select group of extremely talented young visual artists during the 2016 Regional Exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Cornish College of the Arts)

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 Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, which manages the Washington State Art & Writing Regions. Here’s what Cornish College had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

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Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

The Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is proud to announce the return of A Suite of One’s Own—The Roosevelt Hotel Writer’s Residency. Now in its second year, the residency provides accommodations and a stipend for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards to encourage them on their writing journey. Read More

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Class of 2016 National Student Poets outside of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery where they read their original persona poems

Class of 2016 National Student Poets outside of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery where they held their inaugural public reading

On September 8, the Class of 2016 National Student Poets were honored in an appointment ceremony at the White House, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. After the ceremony, the students gave their first public reading at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. Each Student Poet read an original persona poem inspired by a work of art from museums in their hometowns: the Baltimore Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

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