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.

Here are the artworks and the poems in their entirety. Read More

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More than 60 regional Gold Key art pieces were selected for a month-long exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

More than 60 regional Gold Key art pieces were selected for a month-long exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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 the Harris County Department of Education in Texas, which manages the Harris County Art & Writing regions. Here’s what program coordinator Andrea Segraves at HCDE had to say about Awards activity in her region: Read More

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2016 Golden Educators Residents practicing their craft at the Golden facility in New Berlin, NY

2016 Golden Educators Residents practicing their craft at the Golden facility in New Berlin, NY

For two weeks this past summer, three Scholastic Awards educators participated in the Golden Educators Residency. Besides having time to paint, the educators attended technical workshops, met with other arts organizations in the area, and reignited their passion for their craft. We checked in with the educators to see how the residency has impacted their goals as artists now and for the future. Read More

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The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open on September 14! A lot has stayed the same, but some things have changed this year. Here’s what you need to know: Read More

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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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