Scholastic Art & Writing Awards judging results on February 9th
Thank you to all who entered work in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Results from state of Arizona judging will be posted here on February 9th while authors chosen for “best of” 2015 publication will be individually contacted.
While judging occurs through January, YAA hopes each participant “saves the date” for YAA’s annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony this April 11th. Details will follow but anyone looking to help with the ceremony can fill out the YAA involvement survey with ideas. Thank you for your support as we look to build this year on key accomplishments from 2014.
“Blooming” in 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.