National Medalists enjoying Maker Prom held at The Roosevelt Hotel.

National Medalists enjoying Maker Prom held at The Roosevelt Hotel.

On June 7-9, 2017, hundreds of students, educators, and their guests traveled to New York City for our National Events–a three-day celebration of the creative teens who received Gold Medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and their educators. National Events is a time-honored tradition at the Scholastic Awards, and one that we look forward to every year!

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octopus by Margaret Minardi, Colored Pencil, 12x16, 2015

octopus by Margaret Minardi, Colored Pencil, 12×16, 2015

For the third year in a row, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have partnered with Golden Artist Colors to offer our educators the opportunity of a lifetime: The Golden Educators’ Residency, a two-week artists’ residency in upstate New York at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation’s artist residence space! Three educators were chosen for this residency, and it is our honor to announce this year’s residents:

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Low Visibility, Drawing & Illustration by Megan Cox, Grade 12, Age 17, White Station High School, Memphis, TN

Low Visibility, Drawing & Illustration by Megan Cox, Grade 12, Age 17, White Station High School, Memphis, TN

Hailee Cook and Megan Cox each received a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medal for their portfolios, and we are shining the spotlight on their remarkable works. Hailee says she uses her writing to process her emotions and hopes this authenticity helps her words connect with readers. In her art, Megan uses water to distort the images she draws as a reflection of the “beauty found within the messiness of life.” Through their works, Hailee and Megan encourage others to view the world through a new lens. Read More

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Patience and Perspective, Jewelry by Kimlan Pham, Grade 11, Age 16, Southfield High School, Southfield, MI

Patience and Perspective, Jewelry by Kimlan Pham, Grade 11, Age 16, Southfield High School, Southfield, MI

The Scholastic Awards partner with Neiman Marcus to offer two special awards: the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion and the Neiman Marcus Award for Jewelry. These awards are given to two students with outstanding works in the Fashion and Jewelry categories, along with a $1,000 scholarship.

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards judges, February 2017

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards art judges, February 2017

Leaders in the fields of art and literature were asked to judge works on the national level of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. From authors to video game designers, journalists to museum directors, jurors across all creative fields lent their time and expertise to help choose the 2,700 National Medalists. We’d like to take a look back at the jurying process and send out a huge thank you to all of our jurors!

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2017 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at Barton College.

2017 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at Barton College.

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 Barton College which manages the Eastern/Central North Carolina Art Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what Barton College had to say about Awards activity in their region:

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