It’s with great happiness that I announce I’ve been selected to read a few works by this year’s American Voice Nominees at the 2014 DC Metro Scholastic Writing Awards! Performing, giving back, and highlighting some of the Greater Washington Area’s up-and-coming writers—does it get any better than that?
Each year, students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to participate in the The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Almost 200,000 students enter their art and writing “for review by panels of art and writing professionals, and compete for recognition, scholarships, and publication opportunities” (Writopia Lab | Scholastic Writing Awards). 2.5 million students have been awarded over $25 million in cash awards and scholarships since 1923. Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards Alumni include Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and Zac Posen.
Writopia Lab was selected by the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers to serve as the Scholastic Writing Awards Regional Affiliate in the Greater Washington Area. The Scholastic Writing Awards serve as not only a celebration, but also a platform for students to creatively express themselves with their budding talents.
The Scholastic Writing Awards will be held: March 11, 2014 | 6:30PM to 8:30PM | Artisphere’s Spectrum Theater | 1611 N. Kent Street Arlington, VA 22209. The event is open to the public. If you’re in the area, please come celebrate the brilliant talents of some of the DC-Area’s most promising teen writers.
Congrats to all of the nominees and winners!
Until next time… Peace, Love, and Many Blessings, BuddahDesmond