JULIE WANG, Robot Anatomy, Painting. Grade 12, Age 18, Irvine High School, Irvine, CA

JULIE WANG, Robot Anatomy, Painting. Grade 12, Age 18, Irvine High School, Irvine, CA

Our Eyes on the Prize series continues with Julie Wang, an artist who likes to explore art’s “unpredictable potential,” and Sarena Kuhn, a writer who delves into the chance to express herself freely that comes with being an author. Through their creativity, Julie and Sarena speak through their art and writing, opening up new conversations about the world around them.

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CHRISTOPHER VELEZ, Steven's Auto Body, Mixed Media. Grade 12, Age 17, Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg, FL.

CHRISTOPHER VELEZ, Steven’s Auto Body, Mixed Media. Grade 12, Age 17, Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg, FL.

We continue our Eyes on the Prize series with artist Christopher Velez and writer Alexandra Swerdloff. In their works, both explore time. Alexandra writes about things that have happened in the past in order to better understand herself and the world, while Christopher creates miniature buildings whose facades have been eroded by time to evoke a sense of nostalgia.

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RACHEL WHITBECK, Hashtag Black Power, Fashion. Grade 12, Age 17, Monticello High School, Monticello, NY

RACHEL WHITBECK, Hashtag Black Power, Fashion. Grade 12, Age 17, Monticello High School, Monticello, NY. Civic Expression Award

The Civic Expression Award was created for the 2018 Scholastic Awards, in partnership with the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, to recognize students whose original art or writing demonstrates civic knowledge and skills. Recipients of this new Award are artists or writers whose work highlights and demonstrates awareness of American civic rights and responsibilities.

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LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

For the third year in a row, the Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards. Two Alums will have the chance to spend a week in their own suites at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. This writer’s residency will give the residents time and space to focus on their writing.

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MAYA DIXON, The Boogie Down, Painting. Grade 12, Age 17, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bronx, NY

MAYA DIXON, The Boogie Down, Painting. Grade 12, Age 17, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bronx, NY

Maya Dixon and Triniti Wade each received a Gold Medal for their Portfolio in the 2018 Scholastic Awards. As an artist, Maya uses her paintings to show what life is like in the Bronx for the people who live and thrive there. Triniti uses her writing to shine a light on what it means to be a young black woman in America. Through their works, Triniti and Maya are bringing their audiences to parts of the world many may have never experienced. Read More

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Marc BrownWe’re proud to announce that Marc Brown, author and illustrator of the Arthur book series, will be our Alumni Achievement Awardee this year! Marc will be joining us at our National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall where he will accept the Award. Read More

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