Apply to Writopia Summer Programs Today!

Writopia Teen Filmmaking Seminar

Join Writopia for a two-week filmmaking seminar this summer and take part in a film-school style workshop.

Dates and Locations:

Seminar One: June 13th – June 24th, Upper West Side Lab

Seminar Two: July 11th – July 22nd, Week one in TrBeCa; week two on the Upper West Side

Apply by June 1st.

View Films from Writopia filmmakers:

If They Were, a Scholastic National Medalist 2016

The Haunting, a Tribeca Film Festival Selection 2015

The Book Thief, 2014

Also check out Writopia’s other summer programs for teens, including our Teen Creative Writing Seminar.




Congratulations Gold & Silver Medalists!


Dear NYC Scholastic Awards Community,


I hope you enjoyed the celebration of your creative achievements at the opening reception at the Met and at the Awards ceremonies at The New School. Please note that if you were unable to attend the Awards ceremonies your certificate(s) will be mailed to the address we have on record in the coming weeks. Please log in to your account to confirm that your mailing address is listed correctly, and update it if necessary. Do not email or call-in address changes.


In addition to today, March 14th, being Pi Day, it is also National Notifications Day. All Gold Key recipients should log in to their Scholastic Awards accounts today to discover if they have been awarded Silver or Gold Medals. The recipients of scholarships for this year’s sponsored awards (the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion, the Neiman Marcus Award for Jewelry, the Editorial Cartoon Award sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, The RBC Flaunt It Award, and The Gedenk Award for Tolerance) will also be announced.


Online notifications will be available after logging in to your account in mid-April. Stay posted for more details.


Congratulations to all of the 2016 National Medal recipients and to their parents and educators! You will soon be receiving important information in the mail concerning your award(s). This information is also available via your dashboard after logging in to your account. After reading through all of the materials carefully, you may direct your inquiries to You are encouraged to email instead of calling for a prompt, informative response to your inquiry.

Thank you for participating in the 2015-2016 Scholastic Awards. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s National Medal recipients.


The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of New York City ceremonies will take place on Sunday, March 13th at The New School – Tishman Auditorium, The New School’s University Center, 63 Fifth Ave, New York, NY.

Art Ceremony: Sunday, March 13th at 11:30 am, followed by a reception where students can network with other Award recipients and Alumni. Refreshments will be served.

Writing Ceremony: Sunday, March 13th at 3:30 pm, followed by a reception where students can network with other Award recipients and Alumni. Refreshments will be served.

There are no leftover tickets for the ceremonies!

Waitlist students and other non-RSVP students are welcome to come and collect their certificate(s) and pin(s), however, they are not guaranteed seating at the ceremony.

Students and their guest(s) that RSVPd via Eventbrite will be seated first. Unused seats due to no-shows will be made available on a first come, first served basis. You should plan on arriving early if you plan on taking advantage of unused seats.


Dear NYC Students,


The Gold Key exhibition at the Met opens Friday, March 11th. Join us at the opening reception, 6:00-8:00 pm. See the amazing Gold Key-awarded artwork created by NYC teens, mingle and meet other Gold Key recipients, participate in writing and art workshops, and watch the Gold Key writing students perform their work. Gold Key writing will be available to read electronically on iPads and in print. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Share the invite with your friends, family, and educators. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to hang out at the Met Friday night to celebrate the achievements of New York City’s 2016 Gold Key recipients.

PHOTO RELEASE FORMS REQUIRED: Please note that students and guests 17 years and younger will need to complete and submit a photo release form to gain entry to the opening reception. Save yourself time by downloading and printing your photo release form now!


Last Scheduled Artwork Drop Off Day: Wednesday February 10th




Dear Gold Key recipients,

Wednesday, February 10th is the last scheduled artwork drop-off day for students in grades 9-12! A table will be set up in the lobby of Scholastic, Inc. (557 Broadway) to receive artwork and sign consent forms. Consent forms for all Gold Key recipients in grades 9-12 have been printed and are available to sign upon arrival. The drop off schedule is 4:00-7:00 pm. DO NOT DELIVER ARTWORK TO THE MET!

WHAT ARTWORK SHOULD BE DROPPED OFF? 9th-12th Grade 2D Gold Key Artwork such as paintings, drawings etc. Due to space limitations, the maximum size authorized is 11 x 14. 

WHAT ARTWORK SHOULD NOT BE DROPPED OFF? 3D Gold Key Artwork, oversized Gold Key artwork, and middle school Gold Key artwork. All middle school, oversize and 3D Gold Key awarded art will be displayed digitally. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOULD NOT DROP OFF THEIR ARTWORK.

Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!



The New School Summer Programs


This summer, gain the skills and conceptual approaches you need to take your creativity to the next level, wherever your path may lead. Students in grades 3-12 and recent high school graduates learn in supportive yet challenging learning communities, with a focus on art and design at Parsons School of Design, and writing and more at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. Experience 2-4 week summer programs in Greenwich Village and at Parsons Paris and along the way, earn college credit, prepare your portfolio, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

Summer begins the moment you sign up. Learn more at:

ART – Gold Key Recipients Drop Off Starts Today!

Regional Exhibition Featuring Gold Key Artwork (All Recipients Invited):

We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 NYC Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education! All recipients are invited to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, March 11 to celebrate the creativity and originality of all students who submitted to the 2016 Scholastic Awards.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 11, 2016–Monday, May 30, 2016

Opening Reception: 6:00–8:00 pm on Friday, March 11, 2016

Location:  The Uris Center for Education is located at the Met’s 81st Street entrance off of Fifth Avenue

Due to space limitations, only one Gold Key artwork per student in grades 9–12 will be displayed at the exhibition.

Gold Key recipients in grades 9-12 may be required to deliver Gold Key artwork to our office at Scholastic Inc.—DO NOT DELIVER ARTWORK TO THE MET. Please refer to the following procedures:

2D Gold Key Awardees (e.g., photography, drawing, painting)

Deliver one Gold Key artwork to

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

c/o Scholastic Inc.

557 Broadway, New York, NY

 Delivery Dates:

Thursday, February 4 (10:00 am–7:00 pm)

Friday, February 5 (10:00 am–7:00 pm)

Saturday, February 6 (10:00 am–4:00 pm)

3D Gold Key Awardees (e.g., sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fashion)

DO NOT deliver artwork to the Alliance. We will mat and display a photograph of your 3D artwork for the exhibition.

Dimensions: Due to space limitations, the maximum size for artwork is  11 x 14. Larger artwork will be displayed digitally.

The 2016 NYC Scholastic Awards Results Are Here!

Results for the 2016 NYC Scholastic Awards are here!

Congratulations to everyone who submitted to the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!  We had over 11,000 submissions this year!!  That’s a lot of fabulous creativity…Way to go New York City!

Without further ado, here are the NYC Regional Recipients for 2016.

NYC Writing 2016 Recipients

By Student Last Name:

NYC 2016 Writing Award Recipients, A-E

NYC 2016 Writing Award Recipients, F-K

NYC 2016 Writing Award Recipients, L-O

NYC 2016 Writing Award Recipients, P-R

NYC  2016 Writing Award Recipients, S-Z

American Voices Nominees

By Educator Last Name:

NYC Writing Award Recipients by Educator Last Name

By School:

NYC 2016 Writing Award Recipients by School


By Student Last Name:

NYC 2016 Art Award Recipients, A-E

NYC 2016 Art Award Recipients, F-K

NYC 2016 Art Award Recipients, L-O

NYC 2016 Art Award Recipients, P-R

NYC 2016 Art Award Recipients, S-Z

American Visions Nominees

By Educator Last Name:

NYC 2016 Art Award Recipients by Educator Last Name

By School:

NYC 2016 Art Award Recipients by School

Congratulations to everyone who submitted to the Awards!  The jurors were overwhelmed with the passion, insight, creativity, and personality of this year’s submissions.

All Awards recipients will receive an email detailing certificate, ceremony, and exhibition details.  If you have any questions please email

All Gold Key and Silver Key recipients in grades 7-12 will be invited to be honored at the Regional Ceremony, which will take place at the Tishman Auditorium at The New School on Sunday, March 13st.

All Gold Key recipients from grades 9-12 will be invited to choose one Gold Key-awarded work for The 2016 NYC Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, which will take place…at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!! You may drop off your artwork on Thursday, February 4th, 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Friday, February 5th, 10:00 am-7:00 pm, or Saturday, February 6th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Due to space limitations, Gold Key artwork from students in grades 7-8 will be displayed digitally.

Regional Gold Key works will automatically be considered for national recognition. National Medalists will be announced on Monday, March 14, 2016. Students and educators can log into their accounts at to find if they’ve received a National Medal.

Stay tuned for your notification email for more details.

Congrats NYC!

Parsons Pre-College HeroParsons School of Design, recently ranked the top art and design school in the country, offers Pre-College Academy programs that meet on Saturday mornings in the Spring and Fall. There’s still time to secure you’re spot for Spring classes beginning on January 30th in subjects including animation, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, drawing, painting, cartooning, photography and portfolio development.

Students in grades 9-12 who want more intensive art and design study–including developing a portfolio for college admission–can take courses exploring subjects like architecture and interior design, fashion and accessory design, painting, drawing, and coding and game design.

Learn more and register at

Stay tuned for more info on summer programs for young artists, writers, filmmakers and more. If you want a head start, check out all of our summer programs at

Summer Courses @ Writopia

Writopia Teen Summer Seminar

Teen Summer Seminar

Who: Rising Juniors and Seniors When: July 18th–22nd  & July 25th–29th Writopia Lab invites rising Juniors and Seniors to apply for our two-week Teen Summer Seminar. Work on your writing with published authors and meet and share your work with New York City literary agents and editors!

Click HERE to apply today! Fiction & Fun

Who: Writers Ages 9 – 16

When: June 13th through August 12th

Work with Writopia’s top-notch writing instructors–all of whom are published authors or produced playwrights–in the morning on your short story, poetry collection, or one-act play. In the afternoon, choose one or two afternoon electives from our options including graphic noveling, filmmaking, spoken word poetry, songwriting, and much more! Fiction & Fun workshops run from Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM

Summer Half-Day Workshops:

Who: Writers Age 6 – 18

When: June 13th through August 26th

Writopia also offers age-based, half-day summer creative writing workshops. Click the link above for a complete schedule or email to talk with a registration expert!