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 Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County in California, which manages the Northern California Art Region. Here’s what the staff at Community Memorial Museum had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

Comments Off on Local Highlight: Northern California Region
Link to this post

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!

Read More

Comments Off on Summer at the Scholastic Awards
Link to this post

Ken_Burns SMALLThe Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is deeply proud of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ ability to identify the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished and creative leaders, and the Alliance celebrates a shining example of the exceptional artistic and literary talent that is encouraged through the Awards: Ken Burns. Read More

Comments Off on Ken Burns: 2016 Alumni Achievement Award Honoree
Link to this post

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.

Read More

Comments Off on 2016 National Events Wrap-Up!
Link to this post
Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 7 V2

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!

Read More

Comments Off on Alumni Microgrants Fuel Creativity!
Link to this post


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

Comments Off on GOLDEN Educators Residents Announced!
Link to this post