JACK ANDERSON, Scribble Portrait, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Maret School, Washington, D.C.

JACK ANDERSON, Scribble Portrait, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Maret School, Washington, D.C.

The Alliance/ACT-SO Journey Award, in partnership with the NAACP’s Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), provides $1,000 scholarships for ACT-SO scholars, who also receive a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medal.

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KELSEY GREGSON, Self-Portrait, Painting. Grade 7, St. John's Country Day School, Orange Park, FL.

KELSEY GREGSON, Self-Portrait, Painting. Grade 7, St. John’s Country Day School, Orange Park, FL.

The Best-in-Grade Award, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is given to two works of art and writing from grades 7-12. This Special Achievement Award comes with a $500 scholarship for each student that receives this award. As the name suggests, the works are judged on a grade-by-grade basis, giving students the chance to earn additional recognition among their peers.

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ANDREW KIM, Portable Air Quality Control, Future New. Grade 11, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA.

 

The One Earth Award, sponsored in part by the Salamander Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation, recognizes four students whose creative works address and encourage the awareness of the pressing issues of human-caused climate change. Each of this year’s works not only address the impact of climate change on both humans and the environment, but also inspire readers to take action and have compassion for their fellow man. For their creativity, each student receives a $1,000 scholarship.

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FAITH NGUYEN, My Blood Bleed Gold, Film & Animation. Grade 11, North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, PA.

 

The Civic Expression Award, sponsored by the Maurice R. Robinson Fund, recognizes six teenagers whose artistic and literary works promote responsible civic life. Through critical essays, sculpture, film, and future new art, the students who received the 2020 Civic Expression Award show an awareness of the issues affecting their communities. Their exploration of these issues and the history surrounding them, as well as their recognition of their civic responsibility to find solutions in respectful and innovative ways, earned them this prestigious award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship for each student.

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GINA BAE, Hong Kong's Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

GINA BAE, Hong Kong’s Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon, sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, was created to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Herb Block. This award recognizes three students who exhibit exceptional skill in editorial cartooning in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and provides each student with a $1,000 scholarship.

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SKY STOCKTON, Why We Run, Film & Animation. Grade 12, St. Joseph High School, Saint Joseph, MI.

 

The New York Life Award was created in partnership with the New York Life Foundation to encourage teens whose works explore personal grief, loss, and bereavement. These brave students have created masterful works of art and writing that are not only an outlet for expression, but relatable stories that can help others struggling with loss. The Award is presented to six students in grades 7-12, along with $1,000 scholarships.

 

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