February has been an exciting month here at Scholastic: in addition to revealing the first of seven new Harry Potter covers and celebrating Clifford the Big Red Dogs 50th birthday, weve been eagerly awaiting the results of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. (We cant wait to see the incredible work that students in grades 7-12 submitted this year!) Below is a guest post from our friends at the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, who have been busy with judging. What a year! The 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards received more than 230,000 student works in 27 categories of art and writing 20% more than last year! Over 60,000 students received regional awards and 15,000 Gold Key works were reviewed on the national level earlier this month. As we wrap up this years judging process, we want to congratulate all students and teachers who participated in the 90th anniversary year of the Scholastic Awards. We also want to give a big thank you to the incredible artists and writers who helped us judge this years submissions.This years jurors included Awards alum Red Grooms, Fantasy writer and alum Peter S. Beagle, curators Matthew Higgs and Nora Halpern, photographer Andres Serrano, and artist Cat Mazza just to name a few! National Award winners will be announced on our website on March 15! You can click here to see what the jurors had to say about this years art submissions, and here to view a slideshow of behind-the-scenes photos from the judging process. Congrats to all the regional winners!