2019 SILVER KEY WINNER
Jocelynn DePaul Honorable Mention Ceramics 2017Bentley Tender Silver Key Winnerpast winnersChristin Bongiorni Gold Key Award Scholastic Art and Writing Contest
Founded in 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the
longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative
teens in the U.S. and the largest source of scholarship funds for
young artists and writers. Each year, ambitious students in grades
7–12 from across the nation and in American schools abroad submit more
than 165,000 works of art and writing to be evaluated by visual and
literary arts professionals, educators, and scholars.
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers celebrates the creative
achievement of America’s teens. The Awards were founded in 1923 to
offer recognition and scholarships for students for their artistic
talents. Students who excel in the visual arts and creative writing
participate in The Awards to earn recognition, get their work
exhibited or published, and to earn scholarships.
Regional AwardsGold Key: The highest level of achievement on the regional level. Gold
Key works are forwarded to New York City for national adjudication.
American Visions & Voices Nominees: Works named “Best of Show” for each region.
Silver Key: Works worthy of recognition on the regional level.
Honorable Mention: Work demonstrating artistic potential.
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and
literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national
audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards have
an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of
past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote,
Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.
The Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized
for their creative talents. Each year, the Alliance partners with more
than 100 regional affiliates across the country to bring the program
to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 30
categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and
have their works exhibited or published.