The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers publishes selections from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in its annual publications The Best Teen Art and The Best Teen Writing, which are distributed free of charge to schools and libraries nationwide.
Check out some of our publications available below!
The Yearbook contains the National Medalists list, information about our many programs, including workshops and the National Student Poets Program, and the names of our partner organizations and supporters. It’s useful as a look back at the previous program year to see the full scope of the Scholastic Awards. Download the Yearbook:
The Best Teen Art
The Best Teen Art was created to showcase more student artwork. It features works from Gold and Silver Medalists, along with sections focusing on the Gold Medal Portfolio recipients and the Special Achievement Award recipients. All of the works in The Best Teen Art were selected from National Medalists in the Scholastic Awards. If you’re interested in seeing what’s on the minds of today’s teens, then be sure to download your copy today.
The Best Teen Writing
The Best Teen Writing is an 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 below.
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.
Healing Through Creativity
Healing Through Creativity features works of art and writing by teens who have experienced the personal loss of a close loved one. The anthology includes discussion questions to help open and elevate the conversation on grief and bereavement. Download Healing Through Creativity:
Guide to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Guide to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards provides easy-to-follow information about the different ways that students, parents, educators, and supporters interact with the Scholastic Awards, and how they can become involved in our program. Download the Guide:
The National Catalog of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards showcased the accomplishments of creative teens who have dedicated themselves to their craft and received national recognition for their efforts. The Alliance printed and distributed 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:
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!