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Scholastic Art and Writing

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards


The scholastic art and writing 2022 is geared at artistic endeavours with original pieces to display. This award is different from scholarships for university studies but recognizes and rewards excellent youthful creatives. Find out more about this award below.

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“For the past 100 years, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been a space for teens to push boundaries and make waves with their creative pursuits. The program has served as a launch pad for generations of artists, writers, and professionals in a wide variety of industries, with many luminaries attributing their confidence to pursue their careers to the Awards. Since their inception, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have encouraged millions of teens’ passions, talents, and perspectives, validating their creative abilities and the belief that their voices matter”.

Scholarship Description:

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were established in 1923 and have inspired bold ideas in creative teens across the country for nearly a century. “Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have championed teens’ artistic endeavours and provided a space for creative young people to express themselves, and contribute their voices and ideas to a larger conversation.” The original works of art and writing we’ve acknowledged throughout the last century have not only been inspiring and thought-provoking, but they also reflect our country’s history, culture, difficulties, and successes.

Scholastic Art and Writing Categories:

Entries for the scholastic art and writing competition are in different categories, so whether you are a writer or painter, you can benefit from this award. See the categories below:

  • Digital Art
  • Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation
  • Design
  • Comic Art
  • Ceramics & Glass: Handcrafted objects made from ceramics or glass.
  • Architecture & Industrial Design
  • Drawing & Illustration
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Flash Fiction
  • Film and Animation
  • Poetry

Details of The Scholastic Art and Writing 2023

  • The Flaunt It Award: Developed in collaboration with Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to advance acceptance, tolerance, and mutual respect for people’s visible or invisible differences.
    The Award, underwritten by Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It, RBC Foundation USA, and Morgan Stanley, recognizes teens who look or feel different and who reflect and share their experiences (whether it be challenges, acceptance, or a celebration) about what makes them unique.
    The Flaunt It Award includes two $1,000 scholarships (one for art and one for writing) for teens whose outstanding work explores DHIFI’s theme: “The things that make me different make me, me.”
  • Portfolio Awards: The program’s highest national honour, 16 Gold Portfolio Award recipients will now receive $12,500 scholarships for their writing or art portfolio, an increase from $10,000 previously, and their educators will receive $1,000 awards; 24 Silver Medals with Distinction Portfolio Award recipients will now receive $2,000 scholarships, an increase from $1,000 previously, with their educators receiving $250 awards.
  • The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon: Underwritten by The Herb Block Foundation, this award provides three young artists with $1,000 scholarships for visual art that offers commentary on current events, social events, or political topics, and their educators with $250 awards.
  • New York Life Award: Underwritten by the New York Life Foundation, this award recognizes six students on the national level with $1,000 scholarships for their work exploring personal grief, loss, and bereavement, and their educators with $250 awards. Additional $500 scholarships are also available for two students from each of the following states: California, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.
  • Alliance/ACT-SO Journey Award: In partnership with the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), this award provides full-tuition scholarships to attend summer art or writing programs for up to ten ACT-SO scholars, who also receive Gold or Silver Keys at the regional level of the Awards.
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General benefits include:

  • National Medalists are eligible for scholarships of up to $12,500.
  • Fees can be waived for any potential participant for whom the fee is a barrier to entry. Fee waivers are made possible, in part, by Blick Art Materials.
  • Regional, national, and travelling exhibitions showcase selections of award-winning student work each year.
  • Selections of student work are highlighted annually in Best Teen Art and Best Teen Writing, and a list of all National Medalists is included in the Yearbook.


  • Students ages 13 and up
  • Must be residing in the United States, U.S. territories and military bases, or Canada
  • Will submit original work in any of the art and writing categories
  • All works are selected for Awards based on originality, skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice and without knowledge of the student’s name, gender, age, ethnicity, or hometown.
  • Works are reviewed first on a regional level by more than 100 local affiliates of the Alliance, and those that receive Gold Keys then are adjudicated nationally by an impressive panel of industry experts.

For Participation and more enquiries click on the link below.

Scholastic Art and Writing Login

The deadline For Entries has not been announced.

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