Attention, creative teens: How to become an exhibited artist or published author

Brittany Sullivan  //  Sep 15, 2014

Attention, creative teens: How to become an exhibited artist or published author

We are extremely excited to announce that the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards call for submissions is now open! We loved what the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers said on their AYAW Blog, so we shared their post below.


Today is the day! The 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are upon us! That new sketchbook you started this summer, that science fiction piece you wrote laying in the grass in your backyard – now is the time to share your voice with us. With 28 categories of art and writing, you can enter any masterpiece you dream up. Interested in interactive text or bio-art? Future New is the place for new media that challenges the traditional ideas of art and writing. Are you inspired by the classic work of William Shakespeare or Vincent Van Gogh? Poetry and painting are part of the roster. And for future Red Groomses, Lena Dunhams and Richard Linklaters (all Awards alums, by the way), please send your mixed- and other media our way!

Last year we received more than 255,000 submissions from talented students across the country and provided access to more than $10 million in scholarships. The Scholastic Awards have been recognized the exceptional vision of our nations talented teens for 92 years. What are you waiting for? Join the ranks of alumni like Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford and many more. You can start your submission process in three easy steps:

  1. Get the info!
    Deadlines vary by region. Find your local program guidelines and deadlines here.
  2. Create an account!
    Once you’ve made your masterpiece, visit to create your Scholastic Awards account and upload your work. This will be your creativity command center!
  3. Stamp it and Send it!
    Have your submission forms signed by a parent / guardian and an educator, and then mail them off with your submission fee to your local program.

Check out past Award-winning works to get inspired and don’t forget to take a look at our sponsored awards for some very special opportunities.

The Scholastic Awards are the nation’s leading source for recognizing the achievements of creative teens, and we want you to be a part of it. For updates about deadlines, notifications and the latest in art and writing, like the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Facebook page.

"Lost Time" by Stephen Paul, age 17, Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY. Photo courtesy of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.