3 Steps to Enter

1. Sign Up
Create an account at artandwriting.org/login to submit your work to the 2018 Scholastic Awards.

2. Create and Upload Your Work
The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, you can upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account. Once you have logged in, follow the instructions to upload all of your submissions into the system.

Every category has specific requirements so please read the Guidelines and Category Descriptions carefully. Note that you will need your educator's email address.

3. Send in the Required Forms
After uploading your work, print your submission forms and have a parent/guardian and an educator sign them. Specific Form and Submission Fee requirements and instructions can be found below. Please carefully read through the instructions as you go through the registration process.

Submission Fee

Submission fees are $5.00 per individual submission and $20 per senior portfolio submission.  The Delaware Writing Region now accepts payment via paypal.

The 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards submission period launches on September 14, 2017.
Delaware Writing Region submissions close on December 15, 2017 at midnight.

Note on NOVEL submissions: Beginning this year, students submit novels to the Delaware Writing Region, not to the national office for adjudication. See "Categories" for details. Future New" works are submitted directly to the national office to be adjudicated.

Fee Waiver

Students for whom submission fees would be a barrier to participation may request a fee waiver. Please have a parent or guardian sign the Fee Waiver Form.  Include the fee waiver form when you mail your signed submission form(s) to complete your registration.

Mailing Address

DE Scholastic Writing Awards
2829 Kennedy Road
Wilmington, DE  19810

Registration forms and payments, inlcuding requests to waive fees, must be received or postmarked by Friday, December 15, 2017.
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The Delaware Writing Region offers The Boden Award, a $200 annual scholarship, to a female identifying student who is a junior or senior during the current awards season. Gold Key-winning works will be reviewed by The Boden Award committee, sponsored by the Diamond State Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.

  • New in 2018! Civic Expression Award for Work Demonstrating Civic Knowledge and Skills - $1,000 for 6 students.  The Alliance for Young Artists& Writers, in partnership with the Civic Mission for Schools, presents a new award for students whose original art and writing demonstrates civic knowledge and skills.  The Civic Expression Award, sponsored by the Maurice R. Robinson Fund, recognizes students whose art and writing expresses a vision of the society they are working to build.  Art and Writing from all categories are eligible to be considered for this award and a personal statement is required.
  • New York Life Award for Work Dealing With Grief and Bereavement  $1,000 scholarships for 6 students
  • The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon  $1,000 scholarship for 3 students
  • Best-in-Grade Award  $500 scholarships for 24 students, $250 for educators whose student(s) receive Best-in - Grade Awards


Delaware Writing Region notification day is January 16, 2018.
Teachers will receive student results from the Delaware Writing Region by January 15, 2018; students will receive email notification by January 16.

National award notification day is March 13, 2018. 

Students will receive their certificates and Keys during the February 10, 2018 awards ceremony.

Award certificates, keys and congratulatory letters will be given to teachers and students at the awards ceremony: MLK Center, Delaware State University, February 10 from 11:00 to 12:30pm (or delivered to schools if students cannot attend the annual awards ceremony.)


Ceremony Date: 2/10/2018
2018 Delaware Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony:

Art Center Gallery reception, 9:00 -- 10:30 a.m.
Student/teacher check-in at MLK Center, 10:00 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.
Martin Luther King Student Center: Awards Ceremony, 11:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Delaware State University, Dover

Thank you Governor John Carney, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware State University, and the Delaware Division of the Arts for your participation and support!

Teachers please email RSVP: writingawardsde@gmail.com


Exhibition Dates: 1/15/2018 - 2/10/2018
2018 Delaware Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition*

January 16, 2018 to February 10, 2018.
Exhibit of all Gold Key works of Art, Media and Writing, with acknowledgement of Silvr Key award-winners.
Public reception: Saturday, February 10, 2018,  9:00 - 11:00 am

Art Center Gallery
Delaware State University
Dover, DE

Printed excerpts from Gold Key works by students in grades 7 through 12 will be displayed in the Gallery alongside visual artworks from the Delaware Arts Region.

 Names of Silver Key award winners in Writing will be acknowledged in a gallery display.

Please come enjoy the Art and Writing!

Regional Sponsors

    NEA logo National League of American Pen Women Delaware Division of the Arts