The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens, are now accepting submissions from students in grades 7–12, age 13 years or older, from across the country!
Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Awards have fostered the talent of millions of students and feature an extensive list of alumni, including some notable names you might recognize: Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Sylvia Plath, Kay WalkingStick, John Baldessari, Zac Posen, Lena Dunham, and more! In the 2018 program year, a record-breaking 346,000 student works were submitted for adjudication at the regional level, with more than 2,800 students receiving national recognition, including more than $200,000 in direct scholarships and millions in tuition support.
To learn more about the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and discover this year’s scholarships and special achievement awards, visit the Alliance's blog.
All works submitted to the Awards’ 29 art and writing categories are blindly adjudicated based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice, first on a regional level by more than 100 local affiliates of the Alliance, and then nationally by an impressive panel of industry experts. Deadlines for submissions vary by region, but keep an eye out—National Medalists will be announced in March 2019.
In June, these National Medalists will be honored at Carnegie Hall with their families and educators during a week of celebration in New York City (check out highlights from last year’s ceremony featuring Ansel Elgort, R.L. Stine, and Marc Brown!). We can’t wait to see the talent and innovation of this year’s submissions!
Download the full 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards call for submissions poster, here.