Lewis Central Creative Writing Student Announced as 2018 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Recipient

Lewis Central Creative Writing Student Announced as 2018 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Recipient
Posted on 02/08/2018

Young Writer Recognized by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center for His Original Work

[Council Bluffs, IA] — [February, 2018] —

Aidan The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa has announced the regional award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12.

This program year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to 122 Affiliate regions across the country. As one of the largest national affiliates, the Belin-Blank Center adjudicated over 7,000 pieces of art and writing from the Iowa and Midwest Regions. Creative teens from Iowa and the Midwest received regional honors, including: Aidan Cozart, senior LCHS, Honorable Mention in Science Fiction/Fantasy Fiction category.  This is a highly selective award, recognizing the top ten percent of entries.  

Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, and Sylvia Plath. More recently, Stephen King, Richard Linklater, Zac Posen, and Lena Dunham received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards when they were teens.

Aidan will be honored along with other Scholastic Art and Writing award recipients at “The Belin-Blank Center Presents: A Scholastic Celebration in Three Acts” on Saturday March 10th at the University of Iowa. For more information about the Celebration, go to www.belinblank.org/scholastic.

For more information about the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit the Scholastic News Room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.

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