Upcoming Events

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is hosting virtual events to help you prepare your latest and greatest work to enter in the Scholastic Awards! Check back regularly for updates and new events.


For Educators: Healing Through Creativity

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm EST
Register now: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-2rqDwsH9YiBgfYVWpDX2tfOl6i7TuI

Art Educators are invited to join us for this free, virtual workshop led by the creators of the Healing Through Creativity: Visual Arts’ Educators Guide. We will explore best practices to support teens processing grief through art. Works related to grief are eligible for $1,000 scholarships through the New York Life Award.

Creating an Editorial Cartoon and The Herblock Award

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30 pm EST
Register now: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcO-rpjkpGtZSb01wNLRQw9ufeEhPXe4H

Students and educators are invited to join us for a free and interactive virtual workshop to learn the art of crafting compelling editorial cartoons that can be entered to the Scholastic Awards! Lead by a talented cartoonist, participants will be guided through the process of creating thier own editorial cartoon. Editorial cartoons entered to the Scholastic Awards are eligible for The Herblock Award, which offers $1,000 scholarships to students and $250 awards to educators.

Selecting a Category & Completing Your Entry

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:00 pm EST
Register now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vW5iztHaTYCoSKxlz86owA

Not sure how to enter the Scholastic Awards or complete your entry? We got you covered! Students, educators, parents and guardians are invited to join us for a free webinar exploring how to choose the best category for your piece and complete your entry to the Scholastic Awards.

Panel: Meet Scholastic Awards Jurors

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Register now: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_URRKt7-7SzKt0ThHlF9rFA

Entering the Awards and want feedback on your work? Look no further! Students in grades 7-12, ages 13 and up are invited to join us for a free virtual Q&A discussion with a panel of our very own Scholastic Awards jurors. Learn what jurors are looking for when they review work and hear tips on how to make your piece stand out.

Live Q&A with Scholastic Awards Staff

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Register now: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtduirqDkqHdConAe_FwWEw-_RkhN79GcW

Have questions about the Scholastic Awards and don’t know where to turn? We’re here to help! Students, educators, parents and guardians are invited to speak with Scholastic Awards staff members one-on-one to get their questions answered in this free event.

Live Q&A with Scholastic Awards Staff

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Register now: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlde-gqT4qE9yfLiwmPhPl9BD3we-D6YhS

Have questions about the Scholastic Awards and don’t know where to turn? We’re here to help! Students, educators, parents and guardians are invited to speak with Scholastic Awards staff members one-on-one to get their questions answered in this free event.

Live Q&A with Scholastic Awards Staff

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Register now: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcOCprjwpGNTJwKDBGg_GwyavxDxAG1PR

Have questions about the Scholastic Awards and don’t know where to turn? We’re here to help! Students, educators, parents and guardians are invited to speak with Scholastic Awards staff members one-on-one to get their questions answered in this free event.

Processing Collective Grief Through Art and Writing

Date and time TBD

Event details: TBD

New York Life Award: Alumni Panel

Date and time TBD

Educators and students are invited to join us to meet a panel of New York Life Award-winning alum and hear how they turned their stories of grief and loss into art and healing. Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for the New York Life Award, which offers scholarships up to $1,000.

Do you have an upcoming event you want to share? Contact us to post your event for our community!

Header image credit: library in a train (2) by Yifeng Ma, Digital Art, Gold Medal. South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA. Aimee Levie-Hultman, Educator.