Scholastic Art & Writing Awards judges, February 2017

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards art judges, February 2017

Leaders in the fields of art and literature were asked to judge works on the national level of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. From authors to video game designers, journalists to museum directors, jurors across all creative fields lent their time and expertise to help choose the 2,700 National Medalists. We’d like to take a look back at the jurying process and send out a huge thank you to all of our jurors!

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2017 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at Barton College.

2017 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at Barton College.

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 Barton College which manages the Eastern/Central North Carolina Art Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what Barton College had to say about Awards activity in their region:

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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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