My Regional Award

My Regional Award

What are regional awards?

Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, and American Visions & Voices Nominee.

Which regional awards advance to national judging?

Gold Keys and American Vision & Voices nominees advance to national judging.

I received a Gold Key award. What happens to my work now?

Gold Key works automatically advance to national judging. In New York City, nationally renowned creative professionals review Gold Key works from across the country. Jurors select work for national recognition based on three criteria: Originality, Technical Skill, and Emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice.

National Awards will be announced in March. For regional guidelines, visit your Affiliate Partner’s webpage.

If I receive an award at the regional level, will my work be exhibited or published?

Regional programs determine which works are included in their exhibitions and publications. Please contact your Affiliate Partner for more information.

Are students who earn regional awards eligible to receive scholarships?

Yes, please contact your Affiliate Partner to learn about scholarships, grants, and gifts they may award.

Is receiving a regional award prestigious to colleges and universities?

Yes. Like any other achievement of this magnitude, many colleges take your regional Scholastic Award into consideration when determining admissions and scholarships. Be sure to mention it on your college application and resume.