Writing Awards

  • Writing Award Poster 2014-2015
The Vera List New School Art Collection Writing Awards are bestowed annually to New School students for the best essays inspired by works in the university's art collection. The awards were established in 1996 by the late Vera List, a life trustee of The New School, to celebrate the creative and critical thinking of New School students, and the impact of contemporary art in The New School's academic life.

A rotating panel of judges selects the winning entries—two $400 first-place awards and two $200 second-place awards. Winners are announced in The New School News and various New School blogs and social media platforms. In a new collaboration with the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), the winning entries will be edited by a professional editor.

We are pleased to announce Macushla Robinson as the winner of the 2015-2016 Vera List New School Art Collection Writing Award. Macushla is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research This year's competition called for responses to three site-specific artworks: For Comrades and Lovers by Glenn Ligon, Alfredo Jaar's, Searching for Africa in LIFE and Rita McBride's Bells and Whistles, which are all located throughout The New School's University Center.

Writing Award