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2018 Scholastic Awards

Starting: September 13, 2017

Deadline: December 14, 2017
How to Submit Work
Guidelines and Deadlines
Fee Waiver Form

Participation in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is open to students:

  • in grades 7-12 for the 2017/2018 school year;
  • enrolled in public, private, parochial, charter, home school or participating in other educational programs;
  • in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada & American Schools abroad.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards DO NOT have academic and disciplinary standing requirements. Work created in the spring semester of 2017 is eligible for submission, so long as the student hasn’t graduated. Students should submit in their current grade level. Seniors who will graduate mid-term in December 2017 may participate.

"It gave a meaning to my life that simply wasn’t there before.  I had no direction of any sort.  When I did win the award, besides being stunned by the fact of having won, it really set a course I never deviated from."
Philip Pearlstein, Painter, Alumnus of The Scholastic Art Awards 1941

I've completed my student profile and uploaded my work, what do I do next?

Who Can participate in the Awards?

F.A.Q

If you could not find an answer to your question, please email us at Lindsey@egsquared.org

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have always been judged on the same criteria:

  • Originality: Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
  • Technical Skill: Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and show skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
  • Personal Vision or Voice: Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.​

All work is judged blindly, meaning the judge does not know what school the student attends, the student's name, race, gender, or any other information about the student. The Scholastic Awards believe in Freedom of Expression. No work will be rejected based on controversial content.

All recipients will receive a certificate for each award at the regional awards ceremony.  Additionally, all Gold and Silver Key recipients will receive a Gold or Silver Key pin in their packet. Gold Key work will go electronically to New York to compete against all the other Gold Key work from around the country for National Medals. Medalists will be notified by the National Office in Mid-March. (You don’t need to do anything to make this happen).
Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention recipients will be invited to a ceremony at the Armory Art Center on February 24, 2018. Keep an eye on your email for directions and additional info. Gold Key and Silver Key recipients' work will be featured at an exhibition at The Armory Arts Center from February 24 to March 7, 2018.

Regional Gold & Silver Exhibition

Location: The Armory Art Center

Artwork Drop-off (Silver and Gold Key winners):

  • Saturday, February 17 (time TBA) 
  • Sunday,  Feb 18 from (time TBA)​

Opening Ceremony and Exhibition:

  • Saturday, February 24, Awards Ceremony will begin at 1pm and the gallery will be open until 4pm​

​Exhibition: 

Artwork Pickup:

  • Tuesday March 8 and Wednesday March 9, (time TBA)

2018 Dates and Information: TBA

The Scholastic Awards celebrates the achievements of National Medalist recipients by hosting a series of events in New York City. National Events include a National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall, a Maker Prom, and programming for students at the National Exhibition. If you have recieved a Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, American Visions Medal or a Sponsored Award Medal, log into your ORS account to find out more!
National Gallery of Awarded Works
Full Video of the 2016 National Ceremony

​​After uploading your work and completing the work profile,

  • print and mail art submission form (barcode form) and payment (via check or online) to:
    • ​Educational Gallery Group, Inc
    • P.O. Box 7557
    • West Palm Beach, FL 33405
  • ​​​Check back on this website around late-January to see a list of regional awards 


​​**PLEASE NOTE that you are encouraged to include ALL submission payments in one check**

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You'll be prompted to create a new account if this is your first time participating in the awards or log-in if you participated in the Scholastic awards last year.

Select Honorable Mention Gallery

Submit your Work

What do I need to do if I won an award? What do I get?

How do I register my work?

Are you worried about wether we received your submission or payment?

If we do not contact you, you are good to go. We will only contact you if any issues arise or if we have not received your forms or payment.

How is the work judged?

Location: Eg2 Gallery

Artwork Drop-off (Selected Works Only):

  • TBA
  • TBA

Gallery Opening:

  • TBA

​Exhibition: 

  • TBA

Artwork Pickup:

  • TBA
  • TBA

National Exhibition

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