Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

WHAT ARE THE SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS?

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community–young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.

The Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship.

Students’ submissions are blindly judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

IMPORTANT DATES

September 13, 2017: Program launch / submissions accepted
December 15, 2017: Deadline for submissions
January 23-31, 2018 – Gold Key works delivered to Museum for exhibition
February 20-March 25, 2018 – American Visions and Gold Key works on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art; Silver Key and Honorable Mention works on view online
March 25, 2018 – Ceremony for American Vision, Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients, educators, and jurors

LIST OF 2018 WINNERS!

View the Silver Key Online Exhibition.
View the Honorable Mention Online Exhibition.

QUESTIONS? Go to artandwriting.org or contact Isabel Gray, Director of School Programs, at igray@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9909.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are sponsored by Atmos Energy.