Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is Now Welcoming Submissions!

Maxine Osa  //  Sep 1, 2020

The 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is Now Welcoming Submissions!

Calling all emerging artists and writers! The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now accepting submissions from students in grades 7–12.

Students, ages 13 and up residing in the United States, U.S. territories and military bases, or Canada, are welcome to submit original work in 28 art and writing categories, including architecture, painting, flash fiction, poetry, printmaking, fashion design, and a new category, Expanded Projects, which includes interdisciplinary and experimental visual art. Deadlines for submissions vary by region, so check here to learn more about important dates in your hometown.

Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Awards have fostered and augmented the talent of millions of students since 1923 and have featured a distinguished list of alumni including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol, all of whom received recognition through the program as teens. During the 2020 program year, nearly 320,000 works were submitted and over 2,900 works received national recognition, including more than $300,000 in direct scholarships and millions in tuition support.

In response to challenges in classrooms around the country during the coronavirus pandemic, the Alliance and its affiliate partners have adapted the submissions process, awards adjudication, and programming for these changing circumstances. The Award recipients will be announced in March 2021, and throughout the spring the Alliance will host a series of virtual and in-person celebrations for students, families, and educators.


Visit to learn more about the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.