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Existence of a Black Man in a White Society by Alec Martinez

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards partner with Bloomberg Philanthropies to present the Best-in-Grade Award, a special award given to creative students in grades 7-12. Two writers and two artists in each grade level are selected for this award, which comes with a $500 cash prize, and all students who submit to the Scholastic Awards are eligible for this special recognition.

We are proud to present the 2017 Best-in-Grade Awardees! Read More

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Still from Just Another File, Film & Animation by Raymond Tang

Still from Just Another File, Film & Animation by Raymond Tang

Dealing with the loss of a loved one at a young age can be difficult, but making art and writing can be useful ways for teens to process their grief. In 2016, the Scholastic Awards partnered with the New York Life Foundation to encourage grieving students to find a creative outlet to handle the emotions that come from experiencing loss at a young age. Through this partnership, the New York Life Award was created to honor six teenagers whose original works of art and writing helped them deal with their grief. Each Award also comes with a $1,000 scholarship.

Congratulations to the 2017 New York Life Award recipients: Gabrielle Broome, Benjamin Cruz, Ali Gaarsland, Melissa Lu, Alexa Russell, and Raymond Tang! Read More

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Wave, Sculpture by Kate Forer, Grade 12, Age 17, Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale, IL

Wave, Sculpture by Kate Forer, Grade 12, Age 17, Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale, IL

Our special feature on the 2017 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients continues with Kate Forer and Alixandra Wilens. In her sculptures, Kate creates new shapes and textures out of pieces of paper using an origami technique she learned from her Great Aunt. Alixandra uses her writing to explore the stories of those who have yet to be heard. Both Kate and Alixandra encourage us to look at the mundane, like pieces of paper and the daily lives of others, with new eyes.

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Painting by Dillon Utter

We’re proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Alumni Microgrant Program! Through an initiative of our Alumni Council, the Alumni Microgrant Program awards six Alums monetary grants in the amount of $1,000 to help them pursue a creative endeavor.

Meet the 2017 Alumni Microgrant recipients:
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No Sharing, Printmaking by Bronwyn Katz, Grade 12, Age 18, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA

No Sharing, Printmaking by Bronwyn Katz, Grade 12, Age 18, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA

Next in our series on the 2017 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients are Chasity Hale and Bronwyn Katz, a writer and an artist who delve deep into memories and emotions when creating their works. Hope is what fuels Chasity’s writing and she finds inspiration in poets like Emily Dickinson. Bronwyn is inspired by transforming human emotions and experiences into fantastical creatures.

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No Girls Allowed, Painting by Nasim Dalirifar

No Girls Allowed, Painting by Nasim Dalirifar

The Gedenk Award for Tolerance is given to students whose works examine their personal role in cultivating acceptance and tolerance in the world. Through our partnership with Grammy Award–winning artist Miri Ben-Ari and her organization The Gedenk Movement, the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognized three writers and three artists for their works reflecting on the importance of increasing tolerance to safeguard a peaceful society. Along with their award, each student will also receive a $1,000 scholarship!

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