Alliance for Young Artists and Writers

Inaugural Class of Five Outstanding High School Students Appointed as National Student Poets by White House Committee

Announced today by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, these five teens will serve as literary ambassadors during the program's first year

High School Artists and Writers Win more than $200,000 in Scholarships through the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


Additional $5 million is available to these creative teens, who join a prestigious list of Awards alumni including Zac Posen, Robert Redford, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates & Truman Capote


The 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall Honors the Nation’s Best Teen Artists and Writers


American conceptual artist John Baldessari to be presented with the
2011 Alumni Achievement Award by fellow alum, artist David Salle

Celebration to include special recognition from skateboarding legend Tony Hawk


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