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Scholastic Art & Writing Award

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.

Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.

Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

For information on how to submit your work, go to the Award Site.

Categories include: Drawing, Film & Animation, Video Games, Sculpture, Humor Writing, Poetry, and Short Story.

The Alliance presents over $250,000 annually in awards and scholarships to top winners of the Awards and their teachers. National Medalist seniors are eligible to receive scholarships …

MTV VMA Award Winners

Last night, MTV aired their annual Video Music Awards. In case you missed it, here's a list of the winners:


Best video with a message -- Demi Lovato, "Skyscraper"

Most share-worthy video -- One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Best Electronic dance music video -- Calvin Harris, "Feel So Close"

Best pop video -- One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"

Best male video -- Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

Best hip-hop video -- Drake, "HYFR," featuring Lil Wayne

Best female video -- Nicki Minaj, "Starships"

Best rock video -- Coldplay, "Paradise"

Best new artist - One Direction

Video of the year - Rihanna, "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris

Best direction: M.I.A., "Bad Girls"

Best art direction: Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"

Best choreography: Chris Brown, "Turn Up the Music"

Best editing: Beyonce, "Countdown"

Best visual effects: Skrillex, "First of the Y…