Art jurors for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards reviewing works

Art jurors for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards reviewing works

February is a busy time of year for the national office of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. This is when we gather dozens of leaders in the fields of art and literature to judge all of the works that received a Gold Key, our highest regional honor, in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. All Gold Key works are forwarded by our local Affiliate Partners to New York City for national judging, where they will be reviewed by creative professionals such as painters, poets, video game designers, book editors, museum directors, and authors. Jurors read thousands of works and review thousands of images in order to select the works that receive National Medals.

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Sarah Darer Littman

This year, for the second time, I was privileged to be a National Judge for the 2011 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. I was particularly excited to be a judge in a category that resonated so much with me in both my author and political columnist lives, the Creativity & Citizenship Award, which this year focused on Art for Social Change.

Here’s what the award was about…
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