See You at The Met! – Friday March 24, 6-8 pm

Dear Students, Parents and Educators,
You’re invited to the Opening Reception of the Gold Key Art Exhibition at The Met on Friday March 24, 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibition features Gold Key artwork and writing created by NYC’s most talented teens. All are invited and no RSVP required. Come celebrate the 2017 NYC award recipients and design your own tote bag too!
  • Was your 2017 Art submission awarded recognition at the Honorable Mention or Silver Key level? If so, your work will be displayed digitally at the Opening Reception!
  • Was your 2017 Writing submission awarded recognition at the Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key level? If so, you’re encouraged to enter a lottery to read an excerpt of your work at the Opening Reception. Student readings will be limited to three (3) minutes and the countdown begins after you’re handed the microphone. Interested? Enter the lottery at the opening reception from 6:00-6:25 pm. The Honorable Mention/Silver Key and Gold Key lineups will be announced at 6:45 pm after the Welcome Remarks are concluded. Refer to the program schedule for more details.
  •  Design Your Own Tote Bag! A free workshop will be offered to all guests.
  • Free Admission Ticket! All guests will receive a free ticket to view the rest of the museum’s collections. We hope you check out the galleries after enjoying yourself at the Opening Reception.
Scroll down for more information about the Opening Reception.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
New York City Regional Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
6:00-8:00 pm
  • View the exhibition of Gold Key works of Art including Film & Animation and Writing from grades 7-12
  • Read Gold Key writing from grades 7-12 on iPads in the Exhibition and in bound notebooks in the Nolen Library
  • See Middle School, 3D and Oversize Gold Key works on a film reel in the Carson Family Hall
  • View a screening of Silver Key and Honorable Mention works of art from grades 7-12 in the Seminar Room
  • Meet Pratt Institute in the Carson Family Hall
6:30-6:45 pm
Welcome Remarks, Carson Family Hall, ground floor
6:45-8:00 pm
Honorable Mention and Silver Key Student Readings
Honorable Mention and Silver Key recipients read short excerpts from their works (up to 3 minutes) in the Carroll Classroom. Readers selected by lottery. Eligible readers may sign-up for the lottery in the Carroll Classroom, 6:00-6:25 pm.
Gold Key Student Readings
Gold Key recipients read short excerpts (up to 3 minutes) from their works in the Carson Family Hall. Readers will be selected by lottery. Eligible readers may sign-up for the lottery in the Nolen Library, 6:00-6:25 pm.
Make a Tote Bag!
Facilitated by The Met. Get creative by designing your very own tote bag in the Studio. Explore how words can become art by engaging with images of primary works of art from the Museum’s collection to spark tote bag design inspiration!
The Museum is open until 9:00 pm. We hope you will explore and enjoy the galleries!

2017 NYC Gold/Silver Key Award Ceremonies

Congratulations NYC teen artists and writers! Gold and Silver Key awarded students and their educators will be celebrated at award ceremonies on Sunday March 19th at Parsons. Check your email for the invitation sent on 2/24 and RSVP today!

2017 NYC Gold/Silver Key Art Award Ceremony for Students & Educators

Location

Tishman Auditorium
The New School University Center
63 Fifth Ave, New York, NY
Schedule
10:30-11:15 am – Certificate/Key Pick-up
11:30 am-12:45 pm – Art Award Ceremony
12:45-1:45 pm – Reception
The Certificate/Key pick-up station will close promptly at 11:15 am. Late arrivals should report directly to the auditorium and will be able to pick-up their certificate(s) and key(s) at the Reception immediately following the Ceremony.
Ticketing
Gold/Silver Key recipients and educators should reserve tickets to attend the Art Award Ceremony and Reception. Each award recipient/educator may bring up to two (2) guests. Be sure to reserve a ticket for both yourself and the guest(s) who will be accompanying you. Check your email for your invitation.

2017 NYC Gold/Silver Key Writing Award Ceremony for Students & Educators

Location

Tishman Auditorium
The New School University Center
63 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Schedule
1:00-3:00 pm – Free Writing Workshop for Educators presented by Writopia Lab
2:30-3:15 pm – Certificate/Key Pick-up
3:30-4:45 pm – Writing Award Ceremony
4:45-5:45 pm – Reception
The Certificate/Key pick-up station will close promptly at 3:15 pm. Late arrivals should report directly to the auditorium and will be able to pick-up their certificate(s) and key(s) at the Reception immediately following the Ceremony.
Ticketing
Gold/Silver Key recipients and educators should reserve tickets to attend the Writing Award Ceremony and Reception. Each award recipient/educator may bring up to two (2) guests. Be sure to reserve a ticket for both yourself and your guest(s). Check your email for your invitation.
FREE Workshop for Educators
Gold/Silver Key Educators are invited to participate in a free workshop presented by Writopia Lab. Click HERE to register. Forward ALL inquiries about the workshop to Writopia Lab.

Congratulations NYC!

Dear Educators and Students,

Congratulations NYC Students and Educators!

Individual Art Submissions (sorted by Educator)

Portfolio Art Submissions (sorted by Educator)

Individual Writing Submissions (sorted by Educator)

Portfolio Writing Submissions (sorted by Educator)

Please use the links above to discover if your artwork/student was awarded Honorable Mention, a Silver Key or a Gold Key!

Gold Key awarded works will advance to the national level of judging for the opportunity to be awarded a Silver or Gold Medal. Also, Gold Key recipients will be celebrated at the NYC Award Ceremonies on Sunday March 19th at The New School and on Friday March 24th at The Met. Gold Key (Art) recipients have already received an email with instructions for artwork drop-off.

Please direct all inquiries to info@artandwriting.org.

 

NYC Submission Deadline is Dec. 15th

Dear NYC Students,

There are only TWO days remaining to submit! Work(s) must be uploaded by 11:59 pm on December 15th. Submission forms must be postmarked by December 15th as well. The James A Farley Post Office in Manhattan (421 8TH Avenue) stays open until 10 pm to accommodate last minute rushes.

Submission forms must be signed by the student, an educator and the student’s parent/guardian. You may pay the submission fee online via PayPal or include payment with your submission form. We accept checks, money orders and cash too but please note that we DO NOT recommend sending cash in the mail.

Take the time to review your work before submitting it to ensure that you are sending the absolute best representation of your talent. Images of uploaded art submissions should have a high resolution and be properly cropped. Writing submissions should be proofed for grammar, spelling, style and content. Personal statements are an additional opportunity to shine. Make sure that yours captures your creative insights.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Can I or my parent drop off my submission form at your office? Yes! There is a drop box in the lobby at 557 Broadway where you may leave your submission. Submissions will be collected from the drop box daily. Please note however that staff is extremely busy preparing for the judging of the hundreds of thousands of submissions we receive and therefore will NOT be able to come downstairs to personally receive each submission.
2. My teacher is absent. Can I submit the form without his/her signature? No! However please note that any educator at your school, after school program, local library etc. can sign your form.
3. Can I include my name in the title of my portfolio or individual submission? No! Your work is judged blindly on its merit and therefore no identifying information should be included in the title of your portfolio or individual submissions.
4. Can I apply for an extension? No! However, we invite you to submit your work(s) next year and recommend that you begin thinking about and preparing your submission soon after the submissions period opens in mid-September.

Questions? If you have questions about submitting your work, first carefully review the Do’s and Dont’s for each category here and thoroughly review our FAQ page. If your inquiry is unanswered by the information on our site, send a detailed email to info@artandwriting.org with your specific issue/concern.

KEY DATES

December 15: NYC Submission Deadline

February 3: NYC Notification Day

March 19: NYC Gold Key Award Ceremonies at Parsons

March 25: NYC Art & Writing Exhibition Opening Reception at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 8: National Award Ceremony at Carnegie Hall

NYC Poet Laureate Deadline is 11/1

The NYC Youth Poet Laureate is a program that celebrates young poets who are interested in making a social impact. The winner of the Youth Poet Laureate Program will win a book deal to publish a book with Penmanship Books, a chance to build a platform around a political/social/community issue of their choice, and a chance to become the National Youth Poet Laureate. 

NYC Youth Poet Laureates have gone on to perform on The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, at Mayor Bill De Blasio’s inauguration, and at a poetry jam hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Youth Poet Laureate application is due Tues. November 1st. If you are at all interested, I encourage them to apply. If you have questions, please contact José Olivarez of Urban Word NYC. You can find the application here.

Finalists will be announced on November 15th, and The NYC Youth Poet Laureate Finals will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2017 at The Bryant Park Branch of the New York Public Library.

Here is a video of 2015 New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Crystal Valentine, to inspire you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPEdcr_XePk.

Take advantage of this awesome opportunity today!

2016 August Intensive in Partnership with NAACP ACT-SO

This summer middle and high students from the greater NYC metropolitan area participated in a pilot outreach program, August Intensive August 16-19.They engaged in four days of art and writing workshops and field trips too! Art students spent the week learning about and creating zines, social justice posters inspired by Keith Haring and learning how to approach the creation of a compelling portfolio.Writing students spent the week expanding their thinking about poetry, defining their voice in their writings and thinking critically about the scope and content and their portfolios. Students were joined by representatives from ACT-SO, Ashcan Studio of Art, SVA, The New School and Writopia who shared useful information about their program offerings to teens. August Intensive wrapped up with outings to Getty Images, Essence Magazine, Miguel Luciano’s art studio and The New York Times to  experience what it means to be a professional artist/writer.

 

Thank you to the wonderful instructors and guest speakers who shared their time, positive energy and knowledge!

Another thank you to the awesome people who received students in their place of work:

Last but not least, thank you to the incredible teens who participated in the first ever August Intensive at Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. I hope you enjoyed the experience and are off to a fantastic start to the school year. I will be in touch with participants soon with details about a follow-up session created especially for you to have the opportunity and guidance in fine tuning work you plan to submit.

Visit often for updates about upcoming opportunities to participate in free workshops.

Submissions Open September 14th!

Hello NYC Students!

I hope you enjoyed the summer holiday. The 2016-2017 Scholastic Awards cycle kicks off Wednesday September 14th. If you do not already have a login account, you will be able to create one for yourself on that date.

REMINDERS:

  • DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE SUBMITTING YOUR WORK TO THE PROPER CATEGORY. It is your responsibility to read each category description and determine which one applies to your work.
  • YOU MUST PRINT AND MAIL A SUBMISSION FORM. It must be signed by yourself, an educator and parent/guardian. The submission form must be postmarked by December 16th.
  • THE SUBMISSION FEE CAN BE PAID ONLINE OR BY MAIL (check, money order or cash).
  • The deadline for submissions is December 15th. WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK IS A HORRIBLE IDEA! Start thinking about your submission now and avoid the frustrations of an overloaded submission portal, tracking your educator down to sign your submission form etc. Set a goal for yourself to submit your work at least 7-10 days before the deadline.
  • BE ORIGINAL! Our jurors consistently voice their desire to see more daring work. Be creative. Take risks. And most importantly, be you!

Stay tuned for news about free workshops, events for teens, scholarship opportunities and more!

 

NYC Artwork Pickup

Congratulations again to the NYC Gold Key recipients! Please note that the NYC Gold Key Exhibition closed May 30. Thank you for sharing your creativity with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the multitude of visitors to The Met.

If your artwork was displayed at the The Met, it will be available for pick up in the lobby of Scholastic Inc. at 557 Broadway on June 9–11. A schedule of pick up hours is provided below for your convenience. If you are not able to pick-up your artwork during these times, you must contact Ashley Bass, Interim Exhibition Manager, at Ashley@artandwriting.org to schedule an appointment.

If you cannot pick up your artwork during the times and dates below, DO NOT stop by without an appointment. You must schedule an appointment with Ashley Bass first.

Schedule for artwork pick up at 557 Broadway (Lobby)

Thursday, June 9
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Friday, June 10
3:00—7:00 pm

Saturday, June 11
11:00 am—3:00 pm

If you cannot pick up your artwork during those times and dates, contact Ashley Bass at Ashley@artandwriting.org now to schedule an appointment.

I look forward to an even more spectacular exhibition next year and hope that you continue to create over the summer. The 2017 NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards open for submissions on September 14!

 

 

POET-LINC @ LINCOLN CENTER 4/7

What is life in New York City like for teenagers? What do teenagers love about their city and their neighborhood? What urgent issues inspire and set fire to New York teens? Poet-Linc combines elements of hip-hop, spoken word, and poetry slam to create a one-of-a-kind show where teenagers from all five boroughs collaborate to answer these questions. Together, they tell stories about themselves and their families while weaving together a larger narrative about what life is like in New York City, and how we might transform the city into an even more dynamic place in the future.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: April 7th, 7:30 pm – FREE EVENT

Where: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education, the NYC Youth Poet Laureate, and Urban Word NYC