"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?
2017 Dates and Information:
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,
**PLEASE NOTE that you are encouraged to include ALL submission payments in one check**
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.
How is the work judged?
Location: Eg2 Gallery
Artwork Drop-off (Selected Works Only):
If you could not find an answer to your question, please email us at Lindsey@egsquared.org
All awardees will receive a certificate for each award at the regional awards ceremony. Additionally, all Gold and Silver Key winners 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 and Silver Key and Honorable Mention winners will be invited to a ceremony at the Armory Art Center on February 25, 2017. Keep an eye on your email for directions and additional info. Gold and Silver Key winners' work will be featured at an exhibition at The Armory Arts Center from Feb 25 – March 8.
Regional Gold & Silver Exhibition
Location: The Armory Art Center
Artwork Drop-off (Silver and Gold Key winners):
Opening Ceremony and Exhibition:
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have always been judged on the same criteria:
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 believes in Freedom of Expression. No work will be rejected based on controversial content.
Participation in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is open to students:
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards DO NOT have academic and disciplinary standing requirements. Work created in the spring semester of 2015 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 2015 may participate.