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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

 

Recognition

We celebrate creative teens locally and nationally with awards, exhibitions, publications, and scholarships.  

Regional Awards

All entries are considered for Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, American Visions Nominee, and American Voices Nominee Awards. These are presented to students along with celebration ceremonies and exhibitions in each region. 

National Awards

Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal, and direct scholarship awards.  

View the list of the 2021 National Medalists

National Ceremony

We honor hundreds of students and their educators with a star-studded ceremony in New York City. Recent special guests include Oprah Winfrey, Tim Gunn, Alec Baldwin, Sonia Manzano, Tituss Burgess, Amy Schumer, Billy Collins, Whoopi Goldberg, and Sarah Jessica Parker. 

Watch this year’s ceremony

Exhibitions

Regional, national, and traveling exhibitions showcase selections of award-winning student work each year.

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Publications

Selections of student work are highlighted annually in Best Teen Art and Best Teen Writing, and a list of all National Medalists is included in the Yearbook.    

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Scholarships

National Medalists are eligible for scholarships of up to $10,000. 

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