About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards NYC Regional Exhibition
This exhibition features nearly 250 works of art by New York City teens who received the highest regional
recognition in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the Gold Key Award. Presented by the Alliance for
Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition program
for creative teens in the United States.
This year more than 2,500 students in grades 7–12 submitted close to 10,000 works to the New York City Region
of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, encompassing more than 200 schools in all five boroughs. More than
100 literary and visual arts professionals served as judges, selecting works based on originality, technical skill, and
emergence of a personal voice or vision. This year’s exhibition presents framed prints of the students’ work due to
ongoing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure equitable access for all the student artists.
The NYC Scholastic Awards are administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in collaboration with
The New School’s Open Campus, Parsons School of Design, and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by:
About The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and
literary talent and present their visionary work to the world through recognition, exhibition, publication,
and scholarships. Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards bring the work of young
people to regional and national audiences. Former recipients include artists Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly,
Kay WalkingStick, and John Baldessari—all represented in The Met collection—and writers Sylvia Plath,
Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates.
To learn more about the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards,
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, or connect on Instagram @artandwriting
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