Arizona Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony Saturday, April 29th
Young Authors of Arizona (YAA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit and Arizona’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards affiliate, thanks all grade 7-12 art and writing advocates–teachers, sponsors, luminaries, students, parents–for registering your accounts and entering the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Adjudication for State of Arizona entries in Art and Writing is complete and all honorees–honorable mention, Silver Keys, Gold Keys, American Voices, American Visions–are now posted. Congratulations, 2017 Arizona Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honorees!
Click to see all 2017 Scholastic Art Awards honorees.
Click to see all 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards honorees.
RSVP (or, just show up and we’ll still give you your award) through this link: 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony RSVP.
All honorees should have been e-mail invited–families, teachers, and administrators welcome, too–for the April 29th Ceremony. For those that haven’t, are invited to the April State of Arizona Awards ceremony.
Why enter the Awards?
Each of the Art Awards’ categories—Architecture, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Art Portfolio—gives Arizona’s grade 7-12 students creative options to meet Common Core standards by sharing their original, technically proficient, and uncensored art.
Each of the Writing Awards’ categories—critical essay, personal narrative/memoir, humor, journalism, poetry, flash fiction, short stories, science fiction/fantasy, scriptwriting, portfolio writing, novel writing—gives Arizona’s grade 7-12 students creative options to meet Common Core standards by sharing their original, technically proficient, and uncensored writing.
“Shine, Arizona!” through YAA involvement from – April of 2017
Young Authors of Arizona (YAA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, encourages Arizonans to mentor grade 7-12 Arizona students to participate in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. YAA is also …
- Arizona’s Scholastic Art Awards affiliate,
- is Arizona’s Scholastic Writing Awards affiliate,
- published the first teen-synthesized Best Arizona Teen Writing book in state history,
- followed it up with Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 and Shine: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2016,
- has created over $20,000 in scholarships for Arizona teens and wants to create more,
- supports Arizona language and media arts philanthropy projects like “The Garden” mural at MonOrchid,
- puts on workshops, exhibitions, and wants to put on more statewide,
- and needs you to “shine” by supporting Arizona’s young artists and writers.
Each year, YAA must raise at least $10,000 to perform the above-stated functions for Arizona youth language and media arts. With over 1,700 middle schools and high schools in Arizona, as well as many more libraries, galleries, businesses, and community centers, YAA seeks to involve more Arizonans through our Shine, Arizona! 2016-2017 outreach campaign, with the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as the scope and centerpiece for our growth.
“Shine” by taking the Shine, Arizona! YAA involvement survey and donating (tax-deductible PayPal link at right) to support Arizona language and media arts!
Read Shine: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2016
April 16th marked the official marked the release of YAA’s Shine: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2016 book, an anthology of 87 works by 58 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, a 501(c)(3) focused on supporting Arizona language and media arts.