Contest! The 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now accepting Submissions!

24 Jan

Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 – 12.  It is a symbol of excellence that can bolster resumes, college applications, and scholarship applications.  All National Award recipients earn a place on the National Recipient list.  Selected works will be featured in the National Catalog and The Best Teen Writing anthology.  Most importantly, winning a Scholastic Art & Writing Award offers the opportunity for scholarships.  At the regional level, award-winning seniors have access to more than $3.5 million in scholarships from local institutions.  At the national level, $10,000 scholarships are given to 15 graduating seniors who earn Portfolio Gold Medals, a select number of Portfolio Silver Medalists will earn $1,000 Notable Achievement Awards, and seniors who earn Portfolio Gold Medals or Portfolio Silver Medals can leverage partial to full-ride scholarships from a network of 60 arts universities and institutes, which annually earmark $3.9 million in financial aid.

To share your creative work with The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, you can go to and click “Register Now” to access the Scholastic Awards Online Registration System.  Here you’ll find out about the categories of art and writing, how to prepare your work, and your regional guidelines and deadlines.  You’ll have to know your school’s ZIP code to determine your regional program.

Generally, the answers to virtually all questions you might have about the entire process will be found in the site’s extensive FAQ page.


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