Resources for Silver Medalists

Students receiving a Silver Medal in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards must undertake some important steps in order to accept their award.

What’s Next?

It’s very important that National Medalists log into their accounts as soon as possible to:

Next Steps for Silver Medalists

By March 29: Print, Sign, and Submit Your Release Form

Students must submit a Release Form for EACH work that earned a National Medal. The Release Form allows the Scholastic Awards to publish, exhibit, and share your student’s work. Students and their parent/guardian must sign and return the Release Form(s) to accept their award(s).

Log into the student’s Scholastic Awards account to access the Release Form.

Send the signed form to the Scholastic Awards National Office:

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Attn: National Medal Release Form
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Subject line: National Medal Release Form

By March 29: Upload Your Portrait, Videos, and Audio Greetings

Students must upload:

  • A photo self-portrait (have your student wear their Gold Key Pin!)
  • An audio message discussing the inspiration for their awarded work(s), and, if they received a National Medal for writing, a recording of them reading a short excerpt of the awarded work
  • Videos celebrating their award!

Click the My Media link in the student’s Scholastic Awards account for important details about how to create greetings and upload content, or click here to view the Your Media PDF for more information.

Be sure to review all information thoroughly. National Medalists can access their accounts at

Please note that National Medalists MUST be logged into their Scholastic Awards accounts to download Release Forms and submit self-portraits, audio messages, and video greetings.

Important Documents

Here you can find PDFs of the important documents your student can access and review by logging into their Scholastic Awards account.

  • Next Steps: A timeline of what comes next and important due dates
  • Your Media: Videos, self-portraits, and audio files your student needs to upload to their Scholastic Awards account
  • Scholarships: Information about our scholarship partners and additional scholarship opportunities