Overall, we have simplified the language of our terms to make them more accessible for students, parents and educators alike. Two main changes to our participation terms resulted as part of our annual review process which included feedback from staff, Affiliates, participants—both educators and students, as well as their families—jurors, alumni, sponsors, and more, to make thoughtful updates to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:
- Students must be age 13 or older upon submission. Looking ahead to technological advances within the education and nonprofit fields and the important need to protect children in online settings, this change reflects our ongoing commitment to prioritizing student privacy and maintaining best practices within current industry standards.
- Submitting your original work to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards grants the Alliance with a non-exclusive license to use, copy, change, publish, publicly perform, distribute, exhibit, or add to your work. Previously, submission to the program granted a temporary, two-year exclusive right to the Alliance, however, the ways in which the Alliance recognizes, exhibits, and publishes student work haven’t changed. We are still committed to finding and presenting the next generation of great artists and writers and we continually strive to be a leader in protecting creators’ rights.
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