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Write Now: Launching 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Date: September 22, 2011

Summary: This episode features Virginia McEnerney, executive director of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, who talks about the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the nation's oldest and most prestigious teen-writing competition. Joining Virginia is Harris Durrani, a 2011 Portfolio Gold Award Recipient for his General Writing Portfolio. Learn how site directors and teachers use participation in the program in their classrooms and as part of their continuity programs.

 

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The awards have an incredible history of having provided very important motivation and validation to artists and writers when they were young, and that's really our business: to find young writers, to validate their voice, to encourage them to keep on writing.

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