GINA BAE, Hong Kong's Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

GINA BAE, Hong Kong’s Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon, sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, was created to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Herb Block. This award recognizes three students who exhibit exceptional skill in editorial cartooning in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and provides each student with a $1,000 scholarship.

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DREW CONRAD, Revealed and Exposed, Ceramics & Glass. Grade 12, Franklin High School, Franklin, MA.

DREW CONRAD, Revealed and Exposed, Ceramics & Glass. Grade 12, Franklin High School, Franklin, MA. Roome Fund Art Portfolio

Welcome to the second week of our Gold Medal Portfolio series! This week we’re highlighting students Drew Conrad and Sam Bowden. Drew uses a variety of sculptures that vary in form and style to address the feelings of discomfort and conflict that can arise in life. Sam’s writing experiments with a wide swath of narratives, genres, and topics that all have one common theme: the universal effects of death and how it shapes the living.

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SKY STOCKTON, Why We Run, Film & Animation. Grade 12, St. Joseph High School, Saint Joseph, MI.

 

The New York Life Award was created in partnership with the New York Life Foundation to encourage teens whose works explore personal grief, loss, and bereavement. These brave students have created masterful works of art and writing that are not only an outlet for expression, but relatable stories that can help others struggling with loss. The Award is presented to six students in grades 7-12, along with $1,000 scholarships.

 

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JONAH KOLIK, Bathroom Sink, Painting. Grade 12, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH.

JONAH KOLIK, Bathroom Sink, Painting. Grade 12, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH. Daniel Lemke Art Portfolio

The highest honor in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the Gold Medal Portfolio. Sixteen students–eight artists and eight writers–are chosen for this award each year, and each student receives a $10,000 scholarship.

Over the next eight weeks, we will be shining a spotlight on these remarkable artists and writers. Stay tuned to learn more about these creative and talented teens!

This week, we begin with Jonah Kolik and Jieyan Wang. Jonah uses his art to explore how human interaction can alter a home and how the emotion and memory of previous inhabitants can resonate for new owners. Jieyan uses fantastical elements in her stories to make sense of the very real issues in both her internal and external world.

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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is pleased to announce that Pritha Bhattacharyya and Sophie Panzer have been selected by author and educator Yahdon Israel as the 2020 recipients of A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency. Made possible by the support of The Roosevelt Hotel, this annual Writer’s Residency enables two Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to travel to New York City and spend five nights at the historic Roosevelt Hotel. Over the course of the Residency, Bhattacharyya and Panzer will be granted the time and space to focus on their writing projects, and receive opportunities to meet with literary professionals.

 

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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is proud to announce Kristi Cavataro, Jakob Hochendoner, Siri Lee, Tinan Nguyen, Natalie Richardson, and Arden Surdam as the 2020 Alumni Microgrant recipients, selected by judge Ryan Lee Wong. Currently in its fifth year, the Alumni Microgrant program awards up to $1,000 to support the projects of past Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recipients in any and all creative fields. Below, read more about the inspired projects proposed by these artists.

 

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