Converge(d)!

Above: The cover art inspiration for Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015. Thank you to all who made it to this year's 2015 Arizona Scholastic Art & Writing Awards annual ceremony.

Above: The cover art inspiration for Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015. Thank you to all who made it to this year’s 2015 Arizona Scholastic Art & Writing Awards annual ceremony.

Celebrating the 2015 Arizona Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Annual Ceremony

Awards Annual Ceremony, held at Ironwood High School in Glendale. With nearly 500 participants and a ceremony theme of Convergence, this was YAA’s most attended ceremony yet.

Thank you to everyone who made it to the April 11th Arizona Scholastic Art & Writing enjoyed an evening of entertainment, inspiration, and accomplishment.

YAA writers earned eleven major awards with five American Voices nominees, one American Voices Medal winner, and five more national medal winners. YAA artists garnered five American Visions nominees, one American Visions Medal winner, and one more national medal winner. Congratulations!

Purchase Convergence to support Arizona’s young authors

April 11th also marked the release of YAA’s Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 book, an anthology of 105 works by 71 grade 7-12 Arizona authors. Please support our authors by purchasing a book copy (click link above), available for $15 with all proceeds going to YAA’s 2015-2016 “Convergence” outreach and development campaign.

See YAA’s Best of Arizona Student Art Show” Exhibit and Gallery reception–April 25th

Plan on attending the closing reception for the “Best of Arizona Student Art Show 2015” at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 25 at the Fountain Hills Community Center (13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, (480) 816-5200).

The show is full of impressive and varied work from around the state that actually looks very cohesive as a collection. It will be sad to take it down, but the reception will give you all a chance to see the entire show in person and meet other participating artists before that happens.

Please invite your support team to come with you including family, friends, teachers and other mentors. Also, don’t forget to give your teacher their pin this week if you got two pins in your award envelope on the 11th.

Even if you had conflicts with other art shows that prevented you from being a part of the show, or were confused about when and where the set up for the show occurred, we still want to see you and your art. You can come and display your winning art piece(s) for the afternoon and meet the other participating awarded student artists. Just come between 12:30 and 12:45 and we will find you a space for that winning work.

Come ready to take your work home with you at the end of the event. If for some reason you are currently displaying at the show and can not make it to the Community Center by 3:00pm on the 25th, please contact Jon Jeffery at jon4yAA@gmail.com as some as possible to make other arrangements to have your work picked up.

Co-author YAA’s Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 digital version this summer
Scan, share, and print this "Read me." QR code to help develop the Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 digital version.

Scan, share, and print this “Read me.” QR code to help develop the Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 digital version.

Also, you’re welcome–young authors, educator, librarian, professional, supporter, volunteer–to contribute as co-author to the Convergence digital version. Work on this project will commence in the summer of 2015. To learn more, click the previous link or scan the QR code at right:

Get involved by filling out the organizational involvement survey

Thank you for your support as we look to build this summer and next year on key accomplishments from 2015. If you’re interested in helping YAA grow through organizational involvement, take the 2015 YAA Involvement Survey and share your ideas.

Images of a memorable 2014-2015 YAA year

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