The Scholastic Awards of New York City

Casita Maria presents the Gold and Silver Keys


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New York City Art Guidelines
New York City Writing Guidelines

Dear Scholastic Award Recipients, teachers, families, and friends,

The 2014 Art and Writing Awards are live! Click the link above to begin registration. If you participated in the Awards last year, you may log in using the same email and password. For people new to the program, these awards are for any students in grades 7 through 12. If you go to school in NYC, then you are in the right place. Otherwise you should register with your local Affiliate.

It is probably a good idea to begin registration early; the work can always be uploaded at a later time. The deadline for submissions for the NYC region is January 8th. There is no ban or limit on subject matter; everything is fair game. All the judging is done blind. Category descriptions can be found here:

In the meantime, we will continue to bring you winning work from 2013 in order to help inspire you even further. We hope that you will enjoy viewing and reading the work as much as we have.

If you happen to be an educator (day school or after school) and are interested in having a Scholastic representative visit your school, please drop a note to the email address below.

Also, please visit us on Facebook to see photos of the Awards and Like our page!

With warm regards,

Mike Reilly
Manager, The Scholastic Awards of New York City
Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
718-589-2230 ext. 6191

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June 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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Portfolio Workshops for Teachers!

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Portfolio Redefined: Educator Edition

Parsons, MAD, The Joan Mitchell Foundation and Ashcan Studio host portfolio development and college access events throughout the year. We are devoted to workshopping ideas and practices to support students in building a competitive portfolio and application for art & design college programs. Throughout the year, separate workshops are hosted for students, parents, and educators.

Portfolio Redefined: Educator Edition includes hands-on sessions on how to document work and write artist statements, and roundtable discussions.  Working artists, designers and educators share projects and give guidance to teachers and students. Educators have an opportunity to experience how students can conceptualize and develop ideas which can be presented as a body of work.

The day will include…

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May 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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Winter Tangerine Review with an Awesome Event Coming up!

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To kick off summer, Winter Tangerine Review will be holding a poetry reading at the Poets House as part of our “Poets in NYC” Summer Reading Series! Winter Tangerine Review is a print literary & arts journal founded by Yasmin Belkhyr, an eight-time Scholastic medalist and student in NYC. WTR is dedicated to publishing evocative, electric poetry, prose, dramatic writing, visual art and short films.

The event will feature National Student Poet Sojourner Ahebee, three-time medalist Alexa Derman, Gold Senior Portfolio winners Jackson Trice and Hanel Baveja, and poets Shinji Moon, Melissa Cundieff-Pexa, Rebecca Kerr, Sarah LeWarn, and Gabriel Cabera.

There will be amazing poetry, hummus, guacamole, cookies, and a killer view of the Hudson River. The event will be at the NYC Poets House (10 River Terrace New York, NY, 10282) on June 7th from 6:30PM-8:30PM

Admission is free for all 2014 Scholastic medalists who wear their medals to the event! Congratulations on your achievement! For parents and other nonmedalists, the cover is $9 and goes towards rental costs and refreshments. We greatly appreciate the support.

Winter Tangerine Review is a literary journal dedicated to the electric. To the salt. The sugar. We want bitter honey, expired sweets. We want catalysts. We want raw, aggressive, violently soft. We want the pieces that leave sawdust in your mouth, the pieces that disintegrate your enamel, that strike matches against your palm. Over the past year, we have received over 4500 submissions from extraordinarily talented writers and artists. All work is considered blindly – it doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, or how you go to us; we want your artistry, your emotions, we want you to make us feel. So leave your artistic boundaries behind. They won’t be necessary here.

We will have copies of Volume One and Two available at the event, and there will opportunities to have your copy signed by the poets who wrote the pieces in them.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit

This event is made possible in part by the Poets House Literary Partner’s Program

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May 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Reading tomorrow at Parsons!

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Tomorrow night (April 29th) Parsons is hosting us for a night of reading by a dozen Scholastic writers.  We have a great mix of young writers coming to share their work, so please come join us.

We get started at 7pm, and the reading will be in Parsons’ Kellen auditorium, at 66 fifth avenue.  Come down and support these talented writers, while getting an earful of some great work!

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April 28, 2014 at 10:37 am

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The Artwork Pickup for the NYC Scholastic Gallery

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If you had artwork displayed in the gallery at Casita Maria, the pickup will begin on Monday, April 28th.  Work will be available to be picked up on weekdays, from 9am – 6pm, at Casita Maria. You will need an ID for the security desk, then go up to the 6th floor, and follow the signs to the end of the hall (where you dropped the work off).

The work has been separated by dimension: there is a table for sculpture and 3D pieces, a box of for small pieces, a large bin for medium-sized pieces, and a table for outsized works.  Please remember to sign them out of the inventory list.

Because so many works were left last year, we can no longer hold onto work that isn’t picked up.  The last day to retrieve your art will be Friday May 23rd.  If you do not plan to pick up your work (as is sometimes the case, especially with photography) then please let me know.

Lastly, please coordinate with your friends, students,etc, if you plan to get work for them.  In the past, people have shown up to claim work that has already been taken home.  If your school is sending someone to collect your students’ work, please make sure that person has a list of names.

Please email if have any questions, and thank you for sharing your amazing artwork with us!

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April 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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Tonight’s Screening

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Just a reminder and an update:

Tonight we will be screening a dozen films by Scholastic Award filmmakers at 7pm.  The winners will also be on hand to discuss their films.

The update is for the location, which has been moved to around the block from the original site.  The screening will now be at 66 West 12th street, at Tishman Auditorium.

Hope to see you there!

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April 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

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There was a misprint on some of the Writing Award Notifications, which said that the Writing Awards Ceremony will be from 11am – 1pm on April 12th.  That is actually the time of the Art Awards.

The Writing Awards will take place on April 12th, from 3pm – 5pm.

If you know of anyone else who plans to attend the Writing Ceremony and might have wrong time, please let them know about the mistake.

Our sincere apologies for the confusion.

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March 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

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A Screening of New York City-winning films April 3rd!

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Parsons has generously offered to host a night of Gold and Silver Key films for us.  There were a lot of great films this year, and some of the young filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work.  Come down and join us on Thursday, April 3rd, from 7 – 9 pm, at 66 Fifth avenue.  Whether you are a devotee of the cinema, or just a fan of creative youth, it’s going to be an awesome night!

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March 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm

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ASAP Scholarships!

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This just in from the ASAP Awards.  Find out how to apply below!

The ASAP Awards provide scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students in grades 7 – 11 to attend summer intensive art and writing programs with high quality, college-prep level instruction by creative professionals. ASAP applicants meet these three criteria:

  • They have earned a 2014 Gold Key in art or writing;
  • They’re enrolled in 7th to 11th grade; and
  • Their families have demonstrated financial need (for example, $45,000 a year for a family of four; extenuating circumstances are also considered).

Summer Precollege and Camp classes include but are not limited to:

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March 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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Awesome Opportunity from ICP Teen Academy!!

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The Teen Academy over at the International Center for Photography has just opened their registration for Spring classes.  You can find the basic information here:

But the exciting part is that they are graciously offering scholarships to their fantastic programs.  A scholarship application can be found here:

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February 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Blank Consent Forms

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Blank consent forms can be found here.  Remember, if you are displaying a piece of artwork in the Scholastic exhibit, you MUST have this form attached to the back of your work.

ART Student Consent Form 2014 BLANK

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February 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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