Scholastic Art & Writing Awards judging results available!
Thank you to all who entered work in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Results from state of Arizona judging are now available. Click to see Arizona’s 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honorees to see if your work(s) placed.
Save the date for April 11th!
YAA hopes each participant “saves the date” for YAA’s annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony this April 11th at Ironwood High School in Glendale. Doors are set to open at 5pm, ceremony begins at 5:30, it ends at 7:00, and the reception goes on ’til 8:30. Look forward to the ceremony RSVP e-mail with the link.
Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 book publication notifications period extended through February 15th
Authors of Gold and Silver Key works will soon be notified if those works have been selected for publication in the Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 book. Revising the original goal to have selections wrapped up by Monday, February 9th, the exemplary quality of works has prompted the book’s editorial staff to extend its selection period into the MLK Holiday Weekend. Thank you for your patience.
Looking back to 2014
Thank you for your support as we look to build this year on key accomplishments from 2014.
From the 2014 Scholastic Writing Awards, over 150 grade 7-12 “Young Authors of Arizona” earned recognition and an invite to YAA’s annual Awards ceremony where authors Alberto Rios, Tom Leveen, and Myrlin Hepworth spoke. $10,000 in scholarship money was earned through authorship. Eight Arizonans earned invites to Carnegie Hall. 64 teens became published authors.
As lauded by Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini in “OMG – these Arizona kids can write,” grade 7-12 authors got their words out to Arizona last spring. From 2014 Awards Gold and Silver Key works, some earned publication in the first Best Of teen anthology in state history: Bloom: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2014. In-fact, YAA remains the only Scholastic Art & Writing Awards affiliate in America that uses Awards entries to create an annual “best of” book.