Alumni Council members (from left) Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Zara Kessler, Antonio Pulgarin, Loretta Lopez, Iviva Olenick, and Justin Nissley

Alumni Council members (from left) Timothy Hyunsoo Lee, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Zara Kessler, Antonio Pulgarin, Loretta Lopez, Iviva Olenick, and Justin Nissley

The Alumni Council of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presented their first group exhibition, Now.After, from June 19–July 1 at FRONT Art Space in New York City. Friends and supporters gathered on June 22 to celebrate at an opening reception and toast the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni featured in the show. Read More

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Gold Key Portfolio students are recognized onstage.

Gold Key Portfolio students are recognized onstage during the regional Awards Ceremony

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 the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire which manages the New Hampshire Art Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

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National Medalists enjoying Maker Prom held at The Roosevelt Hotel.

National Medalists enjoying Maker Prom held at The Roosevelt Hotel.

On June 7-9, 2017, hundreds of students, educators, and their guests traveled to New York City for our National Events–a three-day celebration of the creative teens who received Gold Medals in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and their educators. National Events is a time-honored tradition at the Scholastic Awards, and one that we look forward to every year!

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octopus by Margaret Minardi, Colored Pencil, 12x16, 2015

octopus by Margaret Minardi, Colored Pencil, 12×16, 2015

For the third year in a row, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have partnered with Golden Artist Colors to offer our educators the opportunity of a lifetime: The Golden Educators’ Residency, a two-week artists’ residency in upstate New York at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation’s artist residence space! Three educators were chosen for this residency, and it is our honor to announce this year’s residents:

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Heavy Living Things, Painting by Benjamin Cruz, Grade 12, Age 17, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA

Heavy Living Things, Painting by Benjamin Cruz, Grade 12, Age 17, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards‘ series on the 2017 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients concludes with Zainab Adisa and Benjamin Cruz, a writer and an artist whose portfolios contain pieces that have personal meaning. In her writing, Zainab uses her own personal experiences to relate to the reader. Benjamin looks to the past to connect with the viewer by focusing his art on the Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II.

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Low Visibility, Drawing & Illustration by Megan Cox, Grade 12, Age 17, White Station High School, Memphis, TN

Low Visibility, Drawing & Illustration by Megan Cox, Grade 12, Age 17, White Station High School, Memphis, TN

Hailee Cook and Megan Cox each received a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medal for their portfolios, and we are shining the spotlight on their remarkable works. Hailee says she uses her writing to process her emotions and hopes this authenticity helps her words connect with readers. In her art, Megan uses water to distort the images she draws as a reflection of the “beauty found within the messiness of life.” Through their works, Hailee and Megan encourage others to view the world through a new lens. Read More

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