art & writing awards


The Pastels (Full Pilot Animated Short)

Blu is working on an art project he plans to enter in a Multi-Artist Competition… but, to his dismay, it appears some of his friends have some suggestions on how to make it look better. Oh dear…

This is an animated short I worked for several months on at Dixie Hollins High School at The Academy of Entertainment Arts. It was entered in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. It won a Gold Key award in Film & Animation and I am glad to be able to present to you the product presented!

I did the art, voice acting, and music for this animation. If I were to ever do more with this IP, I plan to make the animation cleaner, get more voice actors for the characters, and maybe aim this towards a general audience.

Hello al!! This is my 2k tumblr awards as promised!! I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you who follow me and support me, it really means a lot and i can still remember when i hit 100 followers and that only felt like yesterday lol. Make sure to enter these awards, the categories, rules and prizes are bellow!


  • must be following: me
  • reblog this post, likes do not count
  • must enter by 28th February
  • this post must get 80+ notes
  • there will be 1 winner and 2 runner ups in each category :)


  • sirius black award | best url
  • remus lupin award | best theme
  • james potter award | best mobile theme
  • lily evans award | best aesthetic
  • marlene mckinnan award | best edits*
  • hermione granger award | best writing*
  • cho chang award | best art*
  • ron weasley award | best posts
  • luna lovegood award | best newcomer**
  • harry potter award | best harry potter blog
  • newt scamander award | kindest blogger***
  • fred weasley award | best multifandom
  • draco malfoy | best overall
  • regulus black award | personal favourites

!please enter a maximum of 3 categories!


- for winners:

  • a follow from me if not already :)
  • 5 promos (maximum 1 a day)
  • a name aesthetic
  • an archive moodboard
  • a commission for an art piece of your choice (as long as it is in my style). you can see my art here

- for runners up:

  • a follow from me if not already
  • 3 promos (maximum 1 a day)
  • a name aesthetic
  • a character edit of your choice 

*pls write in the tags the name of your edits, art and writing tags

**pls submit a screenshot of your follower count

***send me an ask on who you nominate as the kindest blogger!

so i recently hit 2.7k followers and i wanted to do something to celebrate! so after asking people what they’d like, i decided to do tumblr awards! 


  • must be following me
  • reblog this post
  • (optional) check out my blog for my book @vivatastra and maybe ask me a question there about it because im on my way to getting a literary agent!
  • i’ll choose the winners on the 31st march so this will also be like a birthday celebration for me!


  • Nyx Award → best url
  • Hypnos Award → best icon
  • Asteria Award → best desktop theme
  • Eos Award → best mobile theme
  • Thalia Award → best posts
  • Hemera Award → newcomer award (must have under 750 followers)*
  • Calliope Award → best writing**
  • Epione Award → best edits**
  • Apollo Award → best art**
  • Eros Award → fan favourite***
  • Artemis Award → personal favourite

* - send me a screenshot of your follower count to verify
** - put your creations tag in the tags of this post
*** - will be decided by a poll

okay listen up real quick

if people send you anon messages saying that your writing/art sucks when it’s up for an award, it’s 110% guaranteed that the ONLY true reason behind it is jealousy and a desire to make you feel bad (because for some strange reason some people seem to think that making others feel bad will make them feel better as if emotional states are some kind of universal see-saw) (spoiler, this never works)

if your stuff is getting recognition that means people like it, and while that doesn’t mean everyone will like it, the normal reaction when you don’t like a story or a piece of art is to scroll past and say nothing, so when someone does take the time to say something negative just “coincidentally” at the time when other people are praising it, it’s guaranteed that they’re only saying it because they’re jealous

like, guaranteed in the way that it’s guaranteed that gravity is the force keeping us all grounded

guaranteed in the way that it’s guaranteed that Killian Jones loves Emma Swan

absolutely definitely unshakably true

please just know that.

anonymous asked:

i just read your comic and omg i loved it so much i teared up it was so cute len you don't know how much your art has affected me- i first saw your art during junior high but i wasnt drawing then, even though i wanted to. but seeing you improve and seeing your growth made me think 'hey maybe i can improve too' and i started drawing. im a high school sophomore now and i started my own art acc and i'm thinking of an art-related career. thank you len

SHUUUTT UPP this is such a beautiful ask oh my god where do i even START

FIRST OFF thank you thank you so much for liking my comic and to even TEAR UP (????!!!!) that project was the longest thing i’ve ever worked on and, well, i might as well say it now- it went on to win a national gold medal in the scholastic art and writing awards! it’s very very dear to me and knowing that other people also love it is the best thing in the world :’)

SECOND!!!!! now you’ve made ME tear up! LISTEN nothing makes me happier than knowing i might have even the tiniest impact on somebody else. i am so incredibly happy for you and proud of you and so excited for you to find out just how far you can go! it’s so great that you stuck with me/art for all those years and you have your own art account! and even thinking of an art-related career!! honestly wow. this made my night, so thank YOU! know that im rooting for you every step of the way <3

haven’t had the time to write+post recently, but some cool stuff that’s been going on: I got a national gold medal from the scholastic art and writing awards, plus I’m a finalist in the columbia college chicago young author’s competition? I’ll for sure be @ the awards ceremony for scholastic in june, and maybe in chicago for the columbia one.. I’m down to meet up with other medalists, hmu if you’ll be there

Deputy Drum Major Sarah Ferguson Earns National Gold Medal From Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Congratulations to our Deputy Drum Major Sarah Ferguson for being named a National Gold Medalist from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her flash fiction work. Sarah is one of 39 Gold Medalists representing Florida and was chosen from thousand of entries after winning the Hillsborough Writing Region awards.

Sarah and Riverview High School faculty creative writing adviser Mike Zelazo will travel to New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall in June to collect her award and be recognized at the national ceremony.

Look, I may have already posted this piece of art a long time ago, but today, I just got word from my teacher that the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have already judged the 2015 submissions and THIS WAS THE ONLY ART PIECE OUT OF THE 8 I SUBMITTED THAT GOT A SILVER KEY AWARD.



Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The Academy is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the global competition which aims to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.  Each winner will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Wednesday, November 4, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the third consecutive year, the event also will include a live read of selected scenes from the fellows’ winning scripts. .

This year’s winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Elizabeth Chomko, “What They Had”

Andrew Friedhof, “Great Falls”

Anthony Grieco, “Best Sellers”

Sam Regnier, “Free Agent”

Amy Tofte, “Addis Abeka”

A total of 7,442 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition. Ten individual screenwriters and two writing teams were chosen as finalists.  Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately chose the winners.

The other finalists are (listed alphabetically by author):

Ghazi Albuliwi, “Arafat”

Jennifer Bailey and Max Lance, ”Best Funeral Ever”

Ryan Covington, “The Secrets We Keep”

Lynn Esta Goldman, “Angel on the Wall”

Murat Izmirli, “Grimwood”

Suzanne Kelman and Susannah Rose Woods, “Held”

Augustus Rose, “Far from Cool”

Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year.  The Academy acquires no rights to the works of Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee is chaired by writer Robin Swicord, and marketing executive Buffy Shutt serves as vice chair.  The other members of the committee are writers Tina Gordon Chism, Naomi Foner, Eric Roth, Kirsten Smith, Dana Stevens and Tyger Williams; actor Eva Marie Saint; cinematographer John Bailey; executive Marcus Hu; producers Stephanie Allain, Albert Berger, Julia Chasman, Julie Lynn and Peter Samuelson; and agent Ron Mardigian.

Since 1986, 142 fellowships have been awarded, and in 2015 several past fellows added to their feature film and television credits:  

  • Nikole Beckwith directed “Stockholm, Pennsylvania,” from her Nicholl-winning script, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Robert Edwards wrote and directed “When I Live My Life Over Again,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.”
  • Patrick Gilfillan wrote “Lila & Eve,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Kurt Kuenne edited and co-wrote the documentary “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard around the World,” which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival.
  • Alfredo Botello was a co-writer of “Hollywood Adventures,” which opened as the number-one film in China in June.
  • Rebecca Sonnenshine is a writer and supervising producer on “The Vampire Diaries.”
  • Annmarie Morais is a writer on the series “Killjoys.”
  • Andrew Marlowe is the creator and executive producer, and Terri Miller is an executive producer, on “Castle,” now in its eighth season

Tickets for the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read are now available at  Casting for the live read will be announced at a later date.  


so in december, I entered a regional competition called the scholastic art and writing awards with a self portrait called #no filter…


I GOT A GOLD KEY WHICH IS LIKE THE BEST AWARD YOU CAN GET! Now, my piece is entered in a national competition with all the other people who got Gold Keys. 


here is the piece:

thank you so so much to everyone who joined! you’ve all given me such great support and i still can’t believe i’ve reached 10k followers (like….you’re all so amazing) i had a ton of fun looking through all your blogs + this was actually a super difficult process because i wanted to pick a million winners ugh

anyways here are the lovely winners of my tumblr awards!

huge congrats to everyone! i’ll post what you’ve all won below to give you a little refresher!

p r i z e s

  • +f from yours truly (if i’m not already following)
  • winners get 5 promo requests, runners-up get 3
  • either 3 moodboard requests each or a ficlet
  • a spot in my updates tab
  • my love and gratitude
  • being part of this pretty cool squad of awesome people

happy july everyone! in honor of me almost reaching 10k i’ve decided to put together some tumblr awards for the fun of it!

it’s all very simple, please be following this nerd (also check out my game of thrones blog and aesthetic blog) and reblog this post! feel free to reblog more than once (although it won’t necessarily increase your chances). there will be one winner and probably 2 runners-up for each category. i’ll be picking the winners by July 22nd so you’ve got until then! 

  • richard madden award: best url
  • luna lovegood award: best theme
  • neville longbottom award: best mobile theme
  • oscar isaac award: best icon
  • ginny weasley award: best posts
  • hermione granger award: best creation - writing *
  • sansa stark award: best creation - art/edits *
  • fred and george award: best humor (posts or comments)
  • ron weasley award: best multifandom
  • harry potter award: best harry potter
  • brienne of tarth award: best game of thrones
  • rey award: best star wars
  • arya stark award: best overall
  • sirius black award: personal favorite
  • finn award: best newcomer (500 or less followers) **

* please send me the tag with your creations!
** send me a screenshot with your follower count!

p r i z e s

  •  +f from yours truly (if i’m not already following)
  • winners get 5 promo requests, runners-up get 3
  • either 3 moodboard requests each or a ficlet
  • a spot in my updates tab
  • my love and gratitude
  • being part of this pretty cool squad of awesome people

send in questions anytime, and thanks so much for being so amazing!

i haven’t done one of these since i changed my url, i recently hit 2.5k followers, and i defend my honors thesis this friday, so i thought it would be a good time for another tumblr awards!

da rules

  • mbf the marvel trash queen
  • please reblog this (likes only count as bookmarks)
  • this must reach at least 50 notes? hopefully??
  • 1 winner and up to two runners-up for each award, depending on how many people enter
  • ends april 15th at midnight mst
  • (optional) maybe check out my latest gifs?


  • the vision award: best updates tab
  • the scarlet witch award: best icon
  • the hawkeye award: best blog theme
  • the black panther award: best mobile theme
  • the falcon award: best marvel blog
  • the black widow award: best multi-fandom blog
  • the winter soldier award: best original content (gifs/edits) *
  • the war machine award: best original content (writing/art) *
  • the ant-man award: nicest blogger
  • the spiderman award: rising star **
  • the iron man award: best posts
  • the captain america award: instant followback
  • the team iron man award: best overall
  • the team cap award: my personal favorite(s)

* please send me a link to your original content to be considered for this award!
** please send me a screencap of your follower count! must be 500 followers or less at the time of entry to be considered


  • +follow from me
  • a spot in my updates tab
  • group promo when the winners are announced
  • 5 promos for winners and 3 promos for runners up upon request (good until May 15th)
  • a marvel fic (1000 words for winners, 500 for runners-up) or a marvel gifset of your choice upon request
  • my eternal love and friendship  (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

that’s a wrap :) good luck, everyone!

Well, I am almost at my next follower goal, and I’ve been meaning to do this for a while - so here it is! My Summer Tumblr Awards :D


  • mbf this clintasha trashcan
  • reblog this post (likes do not count)
  • must reach 40 notes or I will awkwardly delete this :))
  • ends July 1, winners will be posted July 3!
  • 1 winner and 2 runner-ups per category.


Best URL - Bucky Barnes Award

Best Mobile Theme - Sam Wilson Award

Best Desktop Theme - Steve Rogers Award

Best Original Work* - Tony Stark Award

Best Marvel - Natasha Romanoff Award

Best DC/Star Wars/Other - T’Challa Award

Best Newcomer** - Wanda Maximoff Award

Best Overall - Peggy Carter Award

Nicest Blogger - Maria Hill Award

Best Tags - Clint Barton Award

* - submit any art, writings, photos, edits, etc to me!

** - submit a screenshot of your follower count (under 500)

let me know if you have any questions! 


winners -

  • a follow from me if not already
  • spot on my updates tab for the rest of summer (two months)
  • a personalized blogger aesthetic 
  • 5 promos upon request
  • 1 group promo with announcing of members
  • my love :) 

runner-ups - 

  • a follow from me if not already
  • 1 group promo with announcing of members
  • 2 promos upon request
  • my love & friendship :)

thanks guys, good luck :D


says her pussy tastes like Pepsi-Cola.

Years of salt and strain have feathered mine

into a canyon bearing blood.

Once a week, he feeds me through the door,

porterhouse steak sliced sideways,

glass of milk sweating beads of ice.

I sleep wound in an American flag,

mountains outside the crack of window

being embalmed in moonlight.

If I was not born to die,

I was born for this.

To give whatever he demands,

be it a little toe or my whole body,

until the bedsprings break

and my final spells have been cast.

About: Meggie Royer is a writer and photographer from the Midwest who is currently majoring in Psychology at Macalester College. Her poems have previously appeared in Words Dance Magazine, Winter Tangerine Review, Electric Cereal, and more. In March 2013 she won a National Gold Medal for her poetry collection and a National Silver Medal for her writing portfolio in the 2013 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her work can be found at