The Scholastic Awards partnered with organizations across the country to offer students art, writing, and video game design workshops all summer long

With September just around the corner, it’s time for a look back at all the fun we’ve had this summer before we head into a new school year.

Over the past few months, the Scholastic Awards staff spent a lot of time on the road. From Philadelphia to Fargo, from Houston to Oakland and back to New York City, we’ve been all around the country bringing art and writing workshops to students nationwide. With help from our sponsors and partners, we’ve connected hundreds of students with dedicated instructors to keep teens engaged and creating all summer long. Read More

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2016 Call to Submissions Poster FrontThe 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open for submissions on September 14!

Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create. From paintings to poetry, comic art to critical essay, the Scholastic Awards have many opportunities for you to share your vision and have your voice heard. Read More

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Boy_GirlJust because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean we’re taking a break. We’ve got a slew of events, conferences, and workshops lined up for the coming weeks. Check out where you can find us next!

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National Events 464x288The Scholastic Awards were delighted to welcome hundreds of students, educators, and their families to New York City in June to attend National Events. Every year, we plan activities, exhibitions of student art and writing, a recognition ceremony, and a festive party to celebrate the accomplishments of our nation’s most creative youth.

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Still from Alumni Microgrant recipient Ariel Sobel’s film You Asked For It

Earlier this year we debuted our newest initiative: The Alumni Microgrant Program. With support from our Alumni Council, we were able to award four of our Alums monetary grants to help them with their creative projects. Check out what our Alums have been up to!

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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 GOLDEN Educators Residency:

Isaac AlaridPease

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jessica Clark

from Fairmont, North Carolina

Bryan Wilson

from Charlotte, North Carolina

Collectively, these educators have been teaching for over 30 years. Read More

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