Calling all creative teens! Today, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced that the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now accepting entries from students across the country in grades 7–12!
Presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have fostered creativity and talent since 1923 for millions of students and feature a notable list of alumni who received recognition through the program as teens, including: Amanda Gorman, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath and Andy Warhol. During the 2021 program year, the Awards recognized nearly 2,000 works of art and writing on the national level, out of nearly 230,000 submissions to regional programs, and distributed more than $300,000 in scholarships and millions in tuition support.
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 drawing and illustration, photography, flash fiction, poetry, film and animation, and journalism. Deadlines for submissions vary by region, so check here to learn more about important dates in your hometown.
The 99th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalists will be announced in March 2022. Throughout the spring, the Alliance will host a series of virtual and in-person celebrations for students, families, and educators, culminating with the summer launch of the Scholastic Awards Traveling Exhibition, a touring public exhibition featuring select 2022 National Medalists’ works. Writing award recipients may have their work published in The Best Teen Writing of 2022, an anthology showcasing stories, essays, and poetry by teen authors; and art award recipients may be featured in The Best Teen Art of 2022 anthology highlighting paintings, photographs, drawings, and other works by teen artists.
Visit artandwriting.org to learn more about the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.