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It has been a fast and furious month! We’ve seen an outpouring of support and cannot thank you enough for donating and sharing our campaign to raise $50K by December 2!

Today is #GivingTuesday and the last day of our fundraising campaign! Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We have one last push to raise our goal by midnight, 12/2.

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Collecting #myAWaward videos from alumni and friends of the program has been an absolute joy for us here at the Alliance. Every day, we learn more about the reach and impact of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! We’ve been humbled and inspired to work even harder and find more creative teens. And now you’re totally inspired too. Yes. You.  You with the Gold Key pin. A certificate. The memory of you becoming suddenly and inextricably changed. Read More

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November is off to an incredible start! You’ve gotten to know us a little more and why we devote ourselves so wholeheartedly to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the many high-quality programs we offer throughout the year for teenagers and alumni. So far, we’ve raised over 10,000 of our $50,000 fundraising goal on Crowdrise. We’ve shared some AMAZING videos from alumni and friends of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards over the last week and look forward to sharing even more throughout the month of November. Every Friday afternoon, we get REALLY excited to release the names of the week’s supporters on our social media!

So, now, you think, you want in. The time is now. You want to join the campaign to reach $50,000 for the non-profit, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, that presents the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. We got you. Read More

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On Monday, we announced an ambitious month-long campaign to reach $50,000 for our FIRST Crowdrise campaign by December 2!  In just two days, we’ve seen alumni and friends of the program donate, share our campaign, and encourage their colleagues, friends, family and educators to give to the Alliance so we can continue offering the highest quality programming for teenagers and alumni for years to come. It has been great to take this opportunity to share a little bit more about us and what drives us every day.

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For the first time, we are launching an online annual appeal to raise support for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards through Crowdrise. We are setting a big $50,000 goal and need your help to reach the top by December 2! In October, we called out to alumni and friends of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to submit a short video sharing: what did your Scholastic Art & Writing Award mean to you as a teenager? or, why are the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards important to teenagers?


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While most of us are preparing for the end of the year, students nationwide are racing to meet Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ deadlines, submitting hundreds of thousands of original art and writing. At our peak, the Awards will receive over 6,000 entries a day.

The Awards has grown since it began in 1923, but the criteria remain the same – originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice. Together, through schools across the country, we  have inspired millions of teens to create. Over our 90 year history, the Awards have become the nation’s highest honor for creative teens. Today,  winners earn over $8 million in scholarships annually.

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