Attention all creative teens! The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens— is now accepting submissions from students across the country in grades 7—12 for the 2024 program year.
For over a century, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, has been encouraging the passions, talents, and perspectives of millions of teens, validating their creative abilities and the belief that their voices matter, including some of the program’s most notable alumni: Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, José Parlá, Amanda Gorman, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol.
During the 2023 program year, students across the country and Canada entered more than 300,000 original works of art and writing– displaying incredible levels of mastery, authenticity, and passion. Known for giving students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, and publication, this past year, the Awards were able to bestow teens with nearly $500,000 in scholarships and millions in tuition support.
Students ages 13 and up residing in the United States, U.S. territories, and military bases, and Canada, are welcome to submit original work into the Awards’ 28 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 National Medalists of the 2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will be announced in March 2024, and 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 Art & Writing Awards Traveling Exhibition, a touring public exhibition featuring select 2024 National Medalists’ works. Recipients may have their work published in anthologies showcasing stories, essays, and poetry by teen authors, and highlighting paintings, photographs, drawings, and other works by teen artists.
Visit artandwriting.org to learn more about the 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.