How Does Your Work Measure Up? The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers tracks the creative development of more than a quarter of a million teenagers each year. The process begins across the country as young artists and writers commit to the next step on their creative journeys and participate in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The Awards were founded in 1923 by Maurice R. Robinson, founder of Scholastic Inc; to date, encouraging more than 13 million participants, recognizing more than 2.5 million young artists and writers, and distributing more than $25 million in awards and scholarships. That’s a long time. And we found a lot of creative people. Major talent. Major bucks.
The Awards have chronicled early work from some of our nation’s most
accomplished artists and writers including Richard Anuskiewicz, Richard
Avedon, Harry Bertoia, Mel Bochner, Truman Capote, Paul Davis, Frances
Farmer, Red Grooms, Robert Indiana, Bernard Malamud, Joyce Maynard,
Joyce Carol Oates, Phillip Pearlstein, Peter Beagle, Sylvia Plath, Robert
Redford, Jean Stafford, Mozelle Thompson, Ned Vizzini, Andy Warhol,
and Charles White. Not a bad crowd to be associated
Through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, the
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers seeks to identify
emerging writers like you for college scholarship consideration,
but also invests in the critical role of creative development for youth
beginning in 7th grade. The Alliance is developing a community for
creative youth with resources to encourage, connect and empower
you — through event and online networking, workshop grants, scholarships,
and career exploration with alumni role models and industry mentors.
Next year, the Alliance hopes to see your work
in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.