National Art Jurors taking a break from judging at the Scholastic Inc. headquarters in NYC

National Art Jurors taking a break from judging at the Scholastic Inc. headquarters in NYC

Judging works at the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is one of our busiest times of the year. We recruit hundreds of professionals in the arts and literary communities to review all of the Gold Key works to determine which ones will receive National Medals and Special Achievement Awards. It’s a daunting task, but it is also one that we look forward to every year.

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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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Marbella Alberto, Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 12, Age 18, Elsik High School, Houston, TX

Marbella Alberto, Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 12, Age 18, Elsik High School, Houston, TX

Congratulations to the 2018 Scholastic Awards National Writing Medalists! Gold Key works that advanced to the final round of National Writing Adjudications were evaluated by jurors representing a wide spectrum of literature enthusiasts which included editors, published authors, founders of literary magazines, literary agents, college professors, non-profit executives, award-winning poets, and more. Jurors were asked to identify fresh and relevant works through the lens of three time-tested criteria: originality, technical skill, and personal vision or voice. Read More

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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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Tony Hawk

This year, we were lucky to have Tony Hawk as a judge for the Video Game Design category of the Scholastic Awards. Tony brought enthusiasm and expertise to an already exciting award. Click through to hear what Tony has to say about creativity and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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