Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards introduced new scholarship opportunities and a new category: Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. Hundreds of students submitted work, and three students were selected to receive The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon and a scholarship of $1,000. This Award celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression.

We’d like to congratulate the first recipients of this award: Kaitlyn Quatch, Ryan Sunada-Wong, and Sherrill Zheng!

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The Disposable Society

The Disposable Society, Editorial Cartoon by four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block.

On Saturday, September 26, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and The Herb Block Foundation will present a special workshop, “Introduction to Editorial Cartooning,” at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Students of all skill levels are welcome to attend.

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You Can't Escape the truth, Painting by Sydney Fleisher, Grade 10, Age 15.

You Can’t Escape the Truth, Painting by Sydney Fleisher, Grade 10, Age 15.

Do you have a strong point of view about political or social matters? Are you really interested in what’s happening in the news and want to make your voice heard? Well, great news! To encourage students to use their voices, the Scholastic Awards offers two new and exciting opportunities!
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Read Between the Lines by Emma Rudd, Mixed Media, Grade 12, Age 18, Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, TN.

Read Between the Lines by Emma Rudd, Mixed Media, Grade 12, Age 18, Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, TN.

 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have had the chance to partner with many organizations over the years to bring additional scholarships and opportunities to our students. We’re proud to announce some very special new sponsors for the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Neiman Marcus, RBC Capital Markets, and The Herb Block Foundation.

Of particular note this year is a new category in the Awards: Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, which invites submissions of drawings, illustrations, comic art, and animations with a political theme or message. Check out the flyer below for more information about all the new opportunities for students, and visit our website to explore all of our Sponsored Awards. Read More