2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Introduction

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 for nearly a century, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.


28 CATEGORIES COMPETITIONS

ART: Architecture & Industrial Design, Comic Art, Digital Art, Editorial Cartoon, Fashion, Jewelry, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics & Glass, Design, Drawing & Illustration, Expanded Projects, Film & Animation, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Art Portfolio (graduating seniors only).

WRITING: Critical Essay, Dramatic Script, Flash Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Novel Writing, Personal Essay & Memoir, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Short Story, Writing Portfolio (graduating seniors only).

Click HERE to check the requirements about each category.


AWARDS

REGIONAL AWARDS

All entries are considered for Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, American Visions Nominee, and American Voices Nominee Awards. These are presented to students along with celebration ceremonies and exhibitions in each region.

NATIONAL AWARDS

Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal, and scholarship awards.

AMERICAN VOICES & VISIONS AWARD

Each regional program will nominate five teens for the American Voices Award or American Visions Award. Nominees must have a Gold Key work with an original, authentic voice or vision. National Jurors will select one nominee from each region for the American Voices or Visions Award.

SCHOLARSHIPS

National Medalists are eligible for scholarships of up to $12,500.




2021 NATIONAL CEREMONY

Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kelly Clarkson, Reese Witherspoon, and Tschabalala Self were joined to celebrate the 2021 National Medalists.




2022 NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Registration

To participate in the Awards, you must be a student in grades 7–12, age 13 and up, and residing in the United States, U.S. territories or military bases, or Canada.
Students can submit their works through the online registration system. Each student shall enter his/her school name to submit the work.
Entry fees are $10 per individual entry and $30 per portfolio.

Schedule

The 2023 Scholastic Awards open for entries on September 1, 2022. Deadlines vary between December 2022 and January 2023, depending on your region.

Students in the U.S can enter your zip code to check the deadline in your region. https://www.artandwriting.org/regions

The deadline for students in Canada only shows up after students open their accounts in the online registration system.


  • January Regional Awards are announced

  • March National Awards are announced

  • June National Ceremony

  • July Access to Scholastic Awards accounts is restricted

  • September Scholastic Awards re-open for entries

Location

Students submit works online. National ceremony location is unknown.

Organizer

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Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

History Images

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Scholastic History

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2018 Ceremony

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2019 Ceremony

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