Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards introduced new scholarship opportunities and a new category: Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. Hundreds of students submitted work, and three students were selected to receive The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon and a scholarship of $1,000. This Award celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression.

We’d like to congratulate the first recipients of this award: Kaitlyn Quatch, Ryan Sunada-Wong, and Sherrill Zheng!

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Identity Thief Coat, Fashion by Fiona Jungmann, Grade 12, Age 18, Andover High School, Andover, MA

We continue our profile of the 2016 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients with a look at two students who are making names for themselves with innovative fabric manipulation techniques and inspired prose. Meet Adam Gowan and Fiona Jungmann:

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Art by Marian Louise Callanta

We’re pleased to announce that Marian Louise Callanta and Gillian Maurer are the winners of the 2016 Neiman Marcus Holiday Ornament Project. This competition was open to students who submitted work in the fashion and jewelry categories of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Marian and Gillian will have their designs transformed into small, 3D ornaments and distributed to Neiman Marcus stores across the country at the end of 2016. Read More

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MCY Writing Image#mycreativeyear with the Scholastic Awards staff continues! From poems to novels, we love to write. Find out what inspires our team to be creative and how they get their ideas onto paper. Read More

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Untitled, Painting by Leonardo Bacan, Grade 12, Age 19, New World School of the Arts, Doral, FL

Untitled, Painting by Leonardo Bacan, Grade 12, Age 19, New World School of the Arts, Doral, FL

A Gold Medal Portfolio Award is the highest honor students can receive in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year, jurors choose portfolios from sixteen high school seniors whose works best represent the Scholastic Awards judging criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice. Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be profiling two of the 2016 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients. First up are Shayla Grace Cabalan and Leonardo Bacan.

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Typewriter, Photography by Sarah Wasinger, Grade 10, Age 16, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA

Typewriter, Photography by Sarah Wasinger, Grade 10, Age 16, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA

We are excited to announce the first two Residents of A Suite of One’s Own, our newly launched Writers-in-Residency Program for Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! The residency will be held at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Katie McGinnis, novelist

E.J. García, poet

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