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Hello New York City and welcome to your Virtual Exhibition and Ceremony!

The Scholastic Awards team is ecstatic to present to you a virtual celebration in honor of your creativity. We all wish to acknowledge you, students, parents, educators, and friends for your commitment to sharing your stories, your dreams, and your most vulnerable selves. Despite the special circumstances of 2020, which will in no doubt inform our next creative works, we hope you take this time to commemorate yourselves. New York City Gold and Silver Key winners, today we shine a light on you!

This year, we had nearly 12,000 submissions for our 29 categories of art and writing, and these works were the region’s most moving pieces. Take a moment to walk through the Gold Key Virtual Exhibition to see a myriad of visionary works ranging from digital art to ceramic. Read through this year’s most gripping stories. See clips from special guests who wanted to honor you in person at the 2020 Regional Awards Ceremony at The New School. Listen to special messages from youth speakers, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards staff, The New School and Parsons representatives, and our special keynote speaker Duncan Tonatiuh.

And before you go, make sure to share with your friends, parents, educators, mentors, and neighbors. We are certain they, like us, were anxiously waiting for an opportunity to celebrate you!

This exhibition was made possible, in part, by generous support from Scholastic Inc., The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, Blick Art Materials and Utrecht Art Supplies, Robert Lehman Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.