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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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Updates to Scholastic Awards V2 464x288
Every year, before the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open for submissions, we take a look back at the previous year and figure out ways to improve the program for our students, parents, and educators. For the 2020 Awards, we’ve made some changes that you should be aware of before submitting your work.

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Carolina Ixta Navarro-Gutiérrez (left) and Da'Shawn Mosley (right), 2019 Residents

Carolina Ixta Navarro-Gutiérrez (left) and Da’Shawn Mosley (right), 2019 Residents

In late June, emerging Alumni writers Carolina Ixta Navarro-Gutiérrez and Da’Shawn Mosley arrived in New York City for a five-night stay at The Roosevelt Hotel. They had been selected from a competitive pool of applicants by author Kiese Laymon to participate in the “A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency” 2019 program. Now in its fourth year, the Residency provides travel, accommodation, and opportunities to meet with literary professionals to two Alumni writers. Most importantly, the Residents receive the gift of time and space to focus on their writing away from what Scholastic Inc. founder Maurice R. Robinson called, “the standardizing pressures of adult life.”

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