Wow. As we’ve been sharing our writing via our notebooks, group work, and blogs, it’s become apparent that we have many students who are passionate about writing! There are some young authors among us, and it’s wonderful to see.
Scholastic has a program that showcases the work of young writers and recognizes their talent. Check out the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: a competition designed to honor the creativity of “young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers.” There are 26 categories in the contest.
Are you interested in participating this year? The contest specifics that pertain to our part of the country are found here for writing and here for art. Choose a category, read the guidelines, download the forms, and start polishing your work, because the deadline for submission will be here very soon: December 16, 2015. Category winners receive scholarship awards and the opportunity to have their work exhibited and published!
One such winner is former West Ridge Middle School student Arthi Kozhumam. Arthi has won Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards for her poetry. Congratulations, Arthi! We’re proud of you!