The history of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is rich with notable alumni. The list includes artists like Andy Warhol and John Baldessari, whose work has influenced the course of art history worldwide, and writers like Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates, whose writing has changed contemporary literature. The list of notable Alums is quite impressive and also includes Richard Avedon, Hughie Lee-Smith, Truman Capote, Cy Twombly, Charles White, John Updike, Mozelle Thompson, Carolyn Forché, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Lena Dunham, Luis Jiménez, Richard Linklater, 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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