Why You Might Want to Take a Look at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

November 19th, 2013 by Admissions Blogger
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The 2014 Scholastic Art Awards exhibition opens Jan. 17.

The 2014 Scholastic Art Awards exhibition opens Jan. 17.

By Densil  Porteous

Creativity…the thing that goes thump in the night.

Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, John Lithgow, Zac Posen…you.

Why am I creating this list?

No, I’m not creating a dinner party list—however, wouldn’t it be great to hear the conversation that Andy Warhol and Stephen King might have about the interpretations of individual reality in the presence of popular culture? Well, the list I am creating is a small highlight of notable figures who have been a part of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

I created this list to highlight the variety of individuals who have participated in the Scholastic program over the years—those who have taken their creativity into the light and shared it with others.

Here at CCAD we believe it is important to encourage individuals to grab that thing that goes thump in the night and hold on to it and share it in the daylight with everyone. Because we believe sharing an individuals’ creativity is so important we have facilitated the Central Ohio Art Region competition for Scholastic over the last several years—and yup, we are doing it again this year!

How can you be a part?

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers.

In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top arts institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.

All you have to do is create and share!

I could put all the specifics here…but how much fun is that? To find out more about how you can be a part of this year’s Scholastic program click right HERE!

Check out photos from last year’s exhibition below.

Don’t leave your creativity in the dark!

Densil Porteous is CCAD’s director of admissions and likes acting, singing, and dancing.

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