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The 2013 Class of National Student Poets (from the left: Nathan Cummings; Louis Lafair; Michaela Coplen; Sojourner Ahebee; Aline Dolinh) enjoy their time in New York City for the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Events.

We are still reeling from a dynamic and rich Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Events week in New York City! During the Events, the 2013 Class of National Student Poets led workshops with third and fourth graders at Harlem Academy, walked across Carnegie Hall’s legendary stage and presented their community service projects with passion at the Saturday Student Showcase at the Art.Write.Now.2014 National Exhibition, which took place at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons the New School for Design and Pratt Manhattan Gallery.  These exhibitions featured over 1,000 visual and literary award-winning works from students in grades 7 through 12. This week, the National Student Poets will join other accomplished youth poets at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO! Read More

hashtagThe 2014 National Events kicked off with the Scholastic Awards and the Hive Learning Network NYC’s Maker Prom, where we saw you dancing, creating and meeting new friends! Friday, June 6 we honored you at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in the electrifying National Ceremony with guests Nick Cannon, David Strathairn, Zac Posen, and 2014 Alumni Achievement Award honoree Kay WalkingStick. We ended the celebration with the Saturday Student Showcase at the Art.Write.Now National Exhibition where you read your work, listened to our Portfolio Medalists talk about their process and inspiration, along with a day full of activities and the Gold Medal art and writing created by our talented 2014 National Medalists.

Of course, we cannot forget about our partnership with Colossal Media, who hand painted a 6 story mural of Steven Paul’s 2014 Gold Medal photograph, Lost Time. You can still see the #AWawards billboard at 111 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

You can also catch the Art.Write.Now National Exhibition at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design and the Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery through June 14!

Check out all of the social media posts from the weekend below! Read More