Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Winners
The annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards has been a program of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers since 1923. Over the course of the Awards' existence, over 13 million middle and high school students have participated, more than 2.5 million have been recognized, and over $25 million has gone out in awards and scholarships. Students can send in their best work under a number of categories in Visual Art and Writing.
The categories under Visual Art are: Art Portfolio, Animation, Ceramics & Glass, Computer Art, Design, Digital Imagery, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Photography, Portfolio, Printmaking, Sculpture and Video & Film. The categories under Writing are as follows: Dramatic Script, General Writing Portfolio, Humor, Journalism, Nonfiction Portfolio, Novel, Personal, Essay/Memoir, Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Short Story and Short Short Story.
The Awards are set up at regional and national levels. The panel of judges consists of professional writers, artists, curators, critics, educators and members of major creative industries. The best works from the regional level are sent to New York City to be evaluated nationally. Regional awards winners receive lapel pins and certificates, while national level winners can be awarded with medals, certificates, listings in the national catalog and scholarships.