The history of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is rich with notable alumni. The list includes artists like Cy Twombly and John Baldessari, whose work has influenced the course of art history worldwide, and writers like Sylvia Plath and Truman Capote, whose writing has changed contemporary literature. The list of notable alumni is quite impressive and also includes Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, Andy Warhol, and many more.

We are equally proud of our alumni who have gone on to excel outside the arts. Our goal at the Alliance is to encourage teens to believe in themselves, no matter where their interests may take them.

For a more in-depth history of the Awards, visit our interactive timeline.

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