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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Philadelphia Writing Project serves as the Regional Writing Affiliate for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The Art and Writing Awards are coordinated by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, which seeks to identify and support exceptional writers and artists. 

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Honorees. View the list of local winners here and the list of national medalists here.

Philly Journalism Camp

The Philadelphia Writing Project invites high school students who want to explore journalism as a way to make an impact through writing. Students who want to write for change can participate in this six-day camp experience, which includes presentations by professional journalists and multiple opportunities for publication.

The 2024 Journalism Camp will be held at the University of Pennsylvania July 29-August 1 and August 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Black Girls Literacies Project

The Black Girls Literacies Project (BGLP) is an out-of-school inquiry group designed to support adolescent Black girls, ages 14–18, in using their literacies to practice love. We will read, write, tell stories, and create multimodal artifacts.

Friday Night Writes

Middle and high school students (6th-12th grade) are invited to attend weekly drop-in sessions from October through December at the Philadelphia Writing Project, during which undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania will be available to discuss and collaboratively revise and edit students’ writing pieces. These pieces can include submissions to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, college scholarship and admission essays, and school assignments.