After receiving a record number of applicants and a competitive adjudication process, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is pleased to announce that Carolina Ixta Navarro-Gutiérrez and Da’Shawn Mosley have been selected by author and writer Kiese Laymon as the 2019 recipients of A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency. Made possible by the support of Amazon Literary Partnership and 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, Navarro-Gutiérrez and Mosley 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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Kenseth Armstead Headshot

We’re pleased to announce that multimedia installation artist Kenseth Armstead will serve as a juror for the Alumni Microgrant Program! Read More

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Photograph by Max Mikulecky

Photograph by Max Mikulecky

Since 2016, the Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has presented creative alumni with microgrants to help them pursue a creative endeavor. This year, six alumni were selected to receive microgrants for projects ranging from finishing an artist’s book to sharing personal poetry at a convention. Read on to see what our alumni have been up to!

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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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Antonio Pulgarin, Alumni Council member and photographer, kicked off our new #AlumniTakeover campaign on social media by posting images from his photo shoot in Colombia to the Scholastic Awards Instagram for one week in August. Since then, Alums Winston Chmielinski and Loretta Lopez have taken the Scholastic Awards to Germany for the Berlin Art Festival and to Thailand, China, and around New York City. Read More

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Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

Distracted Office, Digital Art by Alexandra Eason, Grade 12, Age 17, Blake High School, Tampa, FL

The Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is proud to announce the return of A Suite of One’s Own—The Roosevelt Hotel Writer’s Residency. Now in its second year, the residency provides accommodations and a stipend for Alumni of the Scholastic Awards to encourage them on their writing journey. Read More

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