ZARIA DUDLEY, Combat Vet, Photography. Grade 12, Age 17, Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, HI.

ZARIA DUDLEY, Combat Vet, Photography. Grade 12, Age 17, Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, HI.

Next in our series focusing on the 2018 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients are artist Zaria Dudley and writer Malachi Jones. Both Zaria and Malachi use their art and writing to explore what it means to be African-Americans in the United States. Zaria’s photographs tell the story of her southern roots while Malachi writes about being a young black man in South Carolina. Read More

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ALIA BRINGAS-BRAND, Ephemeral Fountain, Sculpture. Grade 12, Age 17, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI.

ALIA BRINGAS-BRAND, Ephemeral Fountain, Sculpture. Grade 12, Age 17, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI.

A Gold Medal Portfolio Award is the highest honor students can receive in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year, jurors choose portfolios of sixteen high school seniors whose works best represent the Scholastic Awards’ judging criteria: originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision or voice. Over the next eight weeks, we’ll be profiling two of the 2018 Gold Medal Portfolio recipients. First up are Alia Bringas-Brand and Vicky Brown, who both deal with change in their art and writing.  Read More

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Rafael Posvar, Strands of Reflection, Photography, Grade 10, Age 16, High School of Art and Design, New York City, NY

Rafael Posvar, Strands of Reflection, Photography, Grade 10, Age 16, High School of Art and Design, New York City, NY

The NYC Scholastic Awards has once again partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to present an exhibition of art and writing from NYC teens. This exhibition features works from Gold Key recipients in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. More than six hundred works of art and writing are on display in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read More

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Alum and artist Karina Puente creates a work of art based on poetry

Alum and artist Karina Puente creates a work of art based on poetry

For the second year in a row, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers (the non-profit that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) is celebrating poets and poetry throughout the month of March as part of the Poetry Coalition. Founded by the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Coalition is a national alliance of organizations working together to promote the role poets take in shaping our culture. Read More

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Landing_Page_National_Medalists_DSSince submissions for the 2018 Scholastic Awards opened last September, students and educators have eagerly been waiting for National Notification Day! On March 13, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the 2018 National Medalists of the Scholastic Awards. Read More

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Rafael Posvar, Strands of Reflection, Photography, Grade 10, Age 16, High School of Art and Design, New York City, NY

Rafael Posvar, Strands of Reflection, Photography, Grade 10, Age 16, High School of Art and Design, New York City, NY

You are cordially invited to the opening reception celebrating NYC’s most creative teens. Come enjoy student readings, artmaking, an exhibition of student art and writing, and more! Read More

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