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2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Call for Submissions Opens with New Scholarship Opportunities for Creative Teens

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers invites inspired students in grades 7-12 to submit original artwork and writing, and join the legacy of Awards' alumni such as Lena Dunham, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath and Andy Warhol

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens, are now accepting submissions from students across the country in grades 7–12. For 93 years, the Awards, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, have identified the early promise of some of our nation's most accomplished visionaries and encouraged young artists and writers to pursue a variety of creative career paths and endeavors. In the 2015 program year, a record-breaking 300,000+ works were submitted for adjudication at the regional level, with more than 1,900 public, private and home-schooled students receiving national recognition. Each year, exhibition, publication and scholarship opportunities are made available to students honored through the program for their creative work in 29 categories, with opportunities expanding each year.

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To learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit http://www.artandwriting.org.

"By tapping into the imaginations of teenage artists and writers and encouraging them to share their visions, we are fostering the next generation of great influencers in the arts and beyond," said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. "The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards provide a national platform to recognize and celebrate the deeply personal, innovative and thought-provoking creative work of today's teenagers. Time and again, we hear that seeing the work gives viewers hope about the future of the arts."

New Scholarship Opportunities for the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:

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The Alliance is grateful for its generous sponsors, who provide funds to support and produce all our programs, including the Awards: Scholastic Inc., The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, Command Web Offset Co., The New York Times, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, The Herb Block Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Blick Art Materials & Utrecht Art Supplies, The Gedenk Movement, RBC Capital Markets, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Neiman Marcus, Golden Artist Colors, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, numerous other individual, foundation, and corporate funders; and, for the National Student Poets Program, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

To learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and to read the full rules, visit the Scholastic media room online at http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.

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