The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers publishes selections from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in its annual National Catalog and The Best Teen Writing, which are distributed free of charge to schools and libraries nationwide. Award recipients have also appeared in Scholastic Inc. publications including The Best Young Writers & Artists in America (PUSH), Scope magazine, Junior Scholastic magazine, Scholastic Art magazine, and New York Times Upfront magazine.
Check out some of our publications available below!
The National Catalog of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards annually showcases the accomplishments of creative teens who have dedicated themselves to their craft and received national recognition for their efforts. The Alliance prints and distributes 15,000 free copies of its National Catalog each year to students, educators, school administrators, government officials, and educational and creative organizations. Download the National Catalog:
The Best Teen Writing
The Best Teen Writing is an alum-edited anthology of authentic teenage voices from across the country. These Scholastic Awards pieces express the thoughts and aspirations of our nation’s youth. The Alliance prints and distributes 15,000 free copies of The Best Teen Writing each year to students, educators, families, libraries, and educational organizations throughout the United States. Download a PDF of a past edition below, or purchase the current volume at Amazon.com.
National Student Poets Program Chapbook
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers have partnered to create the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the country’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. Five outstanding high school poets whose work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise are selected annually for a year of service as national poetry ambassadors. This chapbook features the top works from these five poets.
In celebration of the National Student Poets Program’s fifth year, a special 5th Anniversary edition of the chapbook was produced in 2016. This chapbook features updates on the student poets from Classes 2012-15, a collaborative poem between the first four Classes, biographies of all of the jurors from the past five years, and more.
Call for Submissions Poster
Our Call for Submissions poster contains information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and new opportunities for students, as well as activities on art and writing that educators can use in the classroom. Download the poster and share it with colleagues, students, and parents!
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Comic Art
View a selection of comic art pieces from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards featuring a foreword by comic art legend Stan Lee.
The Great Encouragement
2013 marked the 90th anniversary of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which have encouraged millions of teens to pursue their passions by providing recognition, publication, and scholarships opportunities. This special publication follows the unique history of the Awards from its beginning in 1923, through the creation of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and to the present day. Click here for a preview of the book and get your own copy today!