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 Writopia Lab Westchester & Fairfield in New York State, which manages the HudsontoHousatonic Writing Region. Here’s what the staff at Writopia Lab had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More
The Creativity & Citizenship Award, produced in partnership with the National Constitution Center and sponsored by The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, is given to students whose art or writing address a topical theme, such as technology and privacy, immigration, bullying, and freedom of expression. This year, students were asked to create work that explores the issue of “Race in America” and add their unique voice to this important conversation. Meet the three students chosen for 2016 Creativity & Citizenship Awards! Read More
Clones, Film & Animation by Conor Twohy, Grade 12, Age 17, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Towson, MD
Our series on the 2016 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients continues with Conor Twohy and Ruohan Elbaba. Many of Conor’s films use elements of science-fiction, through not-yet-developed technologies and imagined futures, to tell the story. Ruohan looks to the writings and characters from the past to frame her identity and her own place in the world. Through their films and writing, Conor and Ruohan show us how to bring the past into the future.
We’re extending the application deadline! All art educators who work in the paint medium and have a student who received a Gold Key in the 2016 Scholastic Awards are eligible to apply for the Golden Educators Residency. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on May 2, 2016.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ Best-in-Grade Award, generously sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is given to two writers and two artists in each grade level, along with a $500 cash prize. All students who submit to the Scholastic Awards are eligible for this special recognition. This year’s recipients represent the best and the brightest writers and artists in grades 7-12. Read More