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


Classroom Guides

The Scholastic Awards partner with industry leaders to create free guides for facilitating discussions and critical-thinking activities in the classroom, and supporting teen participants through the entry process. We hope this will support you in fostering a lifelong appreciation of art and writing in your students.

Call for Entries Poster 

Download the poster to share with colleagues, students, and parents.

Entering the Scholastic Awards

Check out our instructional videos for teens and for educators for information on how you and your students can navigate their Scholastic Awards dashboards. See below for additional materials to help you and your students manage the entry process: 

Writing Resources

Our annual anthology of award-winning teen writing comes with an Educator Guide, created in partnership with the National Writing Project. You can preview the publication below and download a free PDF to share with your students.

Art Resources

Award-winning teen artwork can be found in our annual art catalog. You can preview the publication below and download a free PDF to share with your students.

Historical Publications

Read and view chapbooks, catalogs, anthologies, and more dating back to 2012 featuring award-winning art and writing by creative teens.


Discuss Current Events with Editorial Cartoons

Check out The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon scholarship page for resources on creating editorial cartoons that comment on or critique current events. 

Healing Through Creativity

Support teens through the difficult process of navigating grief and expressing emotions through creativity with Healing Through Creativity, an anthology and discussion guide. The anthology showcases a selection of inspiring original work addressing grief and bereavement from teens from across the country. Guides for writing and visual art educators offer lesson plans for reflecting on grief and loss through creativity. Check out the New York Life Award scholarship page for more grief and bereavement resources.