Dec 4 is around the corner—Videos to walk you through Entering

HEY! What are you waiting for?!

Enter your original work today! Visit now.

Visit our Scholastic Awards Instagram page to learn about upcoming opportunities.

The entry deadline is right around the corner–Friday, December 4, 2020 (11:59 PM EST). Procastination gets the best of us sometimes, therefore, we recommend not waiting until the last minute to upload your work and forms. Browse through the Scholarships page to see if your work qualifies for any special awards. Ask for help from those around you.

Two emotions, then, battled for dominance in my mind; the first was the empathy that I had learned to carry for my mother; the second was a persistent desire to stay alive. One being cannot be a vessel for another; the mind, when it is born, is irreversibly linked to the soul; and if the soul is extinguished so that another might occupy its place, the mind cannot remain intact.

Learning My Mother, Debjani Das, Personal Essay & Memoir. Grade 12, Brearley School, New York, NY. Jee Koh, Educator. Gold Key, Gold Medal, Best-in-Grade Award, 2020.

For extra guidance on How to Enter to the 2021 Scholastic Awards, visit our Scholastic Gold Key YouTube page. Need support with your account? Watch the videos below to help you with the process.

For Students: Navigating your Scholastic Awards Account

For Educators: Navigating your Scholastic Awards Account

Account Tips

  1. Need help signing your your entry forms? Visit our How to Electronically Sign Your Entry Form blog post for a step by step guide.
  2. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
  3. Still have questions about your entry or account? Register for upcoming Virtual Office Hours on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. RSVP today!
  4. Need help taking great photos of your work? Watch this video:
Special thanks to our friends at Maine College of Art who put together this video to help support you through photographing your art at home.

Community Highlights

Need inspiration to fuel your creativity?

Did you catch our collaboration with Theater of War Productions: Poetry for the Pandemic. An evening of readings and a dialogue among distinguished poets and young poets of tomorrow— a chorus of diverse voices exploring the transformative power of words.

Featuring the distinguished: Dr. Joshua Bennett (Facilitator), Mahogany L. Browne, Juan Felipe Herrera (US Poet Laureate 2015–2017), Molly McCully Brown, Patricia Smith, and special guests: Tracie Thoms and Bill Murray

The Class of 2020 National Student Poets: Maddie Dietz, Manasi Garg, Isabella Ramirez, Ethan Wang, and Anthony John Wiles, Jr. and alumni of the National Student Poets Program.

Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Theater of War Productions.

Highlights from Teens Take The Met!

Create a collage or found poem with the things around you! Great activity to do as a family during the holidays!

OPEN STUDIO FOR TEENS @ the Whitney Museum of American Art

Teen Open Studio returns virtually this fall! Teens are invited to a free artmaking program on Zoom with Whitney educators. Each week, you can create a new work of art using at-home materials inspired by the Whitney’s collection. Then you can share your work with the Whitney using #WhitneyFromHome.

Tell a friend and join! No previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome. Free with registration. Visit the Whitney Events page to register for the upcoming sessions.

  • November 20: Reimagined Sculptures inspired by Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019
  • December 4: Layered 2020 inspired by Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019
  • December 11: Good Trouble inspired by Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
  • View all the of the upcoming Calendars Events.

Featured Image Credit: Sleep, Steffie Chan, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 12, Hunter College High School, New York, NY. Yang Zhao, Educator. Gold Key, Silver Medal, 2020. 

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