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2017 Art and Scholastic Writing Awards - Call for Youth Entries

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2017 Art and Scholastic Writing Awards - Call for Youth Entries


The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open from now until Friday, December 16, 2016 for creative teens in grades 7-12.

Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create. From paintings to poetry, comic art to critical essay, the Scholastic Awards have many opportunities for you to share your vision and have your voice heard.

Last year, nationally, the Scholastic Awards received more than 320,000 submissions from talented students across the country and provided access to more than $10 million in scholarships. Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s talented teens.

So what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of alumni like Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Paul Chan, and many more. You can start your submission process in three easy steps:

Get the info!
Find program guidelines and deadlines here.

Create an account!
Once you’ve made your masterpiece, visit to create your Scholastic Awards account and upload your work. This will be your creativity command center!

Stamp it and send it!
Have your submission forms signed by a parent / guardian and an educator, and then mail them off with your submission fee or fee waiver to your local program.

Need inspiration? Check out works from their past National Medalists to get your creative juices flowing, but remember originality is key. In almost 100 years, there’s only one thing they’ve never seen: You!

Don’t forget to take a look at their sponsored awards for some very special opportunities!

The Scholastic Awards are the nation’s leading source for recognizing the achievements of creative teens, and they want you to be a part of it. For updates about deadlines, notifications, and the latest in art and writing, like their Facebook page.

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