Affiliate Partners

Affiliate Partners comprise the backbone of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These local organizations, including school systems and school boards, nonprofit organizations, museums, government agencies, foundations, arts agencies, businesses, libraries, teacher councils, and institutions of higher education, administer the Awards at the local level. The Alliance and its Affiliates share a common commitment to the core mission of the program: to identify and encourage the next generation of artists and writers.

Enter your school’s zip code on our Guidelines & Deadlines page to find the Affiliate for your region. Your Affiliate will have important information about the Awards in your area, including submission deadlines, contact information, and other details.

Regional Awards

Art and writing submissions are processed and judged first at the regional level by Affiliate Partner organizations. Students who receive Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Awards are celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies across the country.

Gold Key works are then automatically advanced to the national level where work is considered by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts.

Students who live in areas that do not have an Affiliate Partner can participate in the Awards at the regional level through Region-at-Large. They have the same opportunity to earn Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Awards, as well as have their works advance to the national level; however there are no local ceremonies or exhibitions. If your region doesn’t have an Affiliate, please encourage art and writing programs in your area to consider becoming an Affiliate Partner!

How to Become an Affiliate Partner

The Alliance seeks to forge partnerships with local organizations to expand student and educator access to the Awards. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an Affiliate Partner in your region, please contact for more information.

2017-18 Affiliate Partners

Alaska Art Region
Young Emerging Artists, Inc.

Arizona Art & Writing Region
Young Authors of Arizona

California Central Coast Art Region
Pacific Grove Art Center

Northern California Art Region
Northern California Writing Region
Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County

Colorado Art Region
Colorado Art Education Association

Connecticut Art Region
Connecticut Art Education Association

Delaware Art Region
Arts Center/Gallery at Delaware State University

Delaware Writing Region
Diamond State Branch, National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

District of Columbia
DC Metro Writing Region
Writopia Lab

Broward Art Region
Young at Art Museum

Hillsborough Art Region
Hillsborough Writing Region
Hillsborough County Public Schools

Miami-Dade Art Region
Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Miami-Dade Writing Region
Miami Writes

Northeast Florida Art Region
Northeast Florida Art Education Association

Pinellas Art Region
Pinellas County Schools

Palm Beach Art Region
Educational Gallery Group (Eg2)

Sarasota Art Region
Sarasota County Schools

Georgia Art Region
Georgia Writing Region
Savannah College of Art and Design

Hawai’i Art Region
Hawai’i State Department of Education

Idaho Writing Region
Boise State Writing Project

Chicago Writing Region
Chicago Area Writing Project

Mid-Central Illinois Art Region
Regional Scholastic Awards Council of Mid-Central Illinois

Southern Illinois Art Region
John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell Foundation/ Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Suburban Chicago Art Region
Downers Grove North and South High Schools

Central/Southern Indiana Art Region
Central/Southern Indiana Writing Region
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University and Hoosier Writing Project at IUPUI

Iowa Art Region
Iowa Writing Region
The Belin Blank Center, University of Iowa

Eastern Kansas Art Region
The Wichita Center for the Arts

Western Kansas Art Region
The Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards

Louisville Metropolitan Area Art Region
Jefferson County Public Schools

Northern Kentucky Writing Region
Northern Kentucky Writing Region

South Central Kentucky Art Region
South Central Kentucky Writing Region
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC)

North-Central Louisiana Writing Region
Northwestern State University Writing Project

Southeast Lousiana Writing Region
Greater New Orleans Writing Project
Maine Art Region
Maine College of Art

Southern Maine Writing Region
The Southern Maine Writing Project at the University of Southern Maine

Massachusetts Art Region
Massachusetts Writing Region
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Michigan Thumb Art Region
College for Creative Studies

Southeastern Michigan Art Region
College for Creative Studies

West Central Michigan Art Region
West Central Michigan Writing Region
Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University

Minnesota Art Region
Art Educators of Minnesota

Minnesota Writing Region
Minnesota Writing Project

Mississippi Art Region
Mississippi Museum of Art

Mississippi Writing Region
The Eudora Welty Foundation

Missouri Art Region
Kansas City Art Institute

Missouri Writing Region
Greater Kansas City Writing Project

Nebraska Art Region
Omaha Public Schools Art Department

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Art Region

New Hampshire Writing Region
The National Writing Project in New Hampshire

New Jersey
Northeast New Jersey Art Region
Montclair Art Museum

Southern New Jersey Art Region
New Jersey Writing Region
Newark Public Library

New Mexico
New Mexico Art Region
New Mexico Art Education Association

New York
Central New York Art Region
CNY Art Council, Inc.

Hudson Valley Art Region
Hudson Valley Art Awards

Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region
Writopia Lab Westchester & Fairfield

New York City Art Region
New York City Writing Region
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

Twin Tiers Art Region
Arnot Art Museum

Northern Nevada Art Region
The Nevada Museum of Art

Southern Nevada Art Region
Southern Nevada Writing Region
Springs Preserve

North Carolina
Eastern/Central North Carolina Art Region
Barton College

Mid-Carolina Art Region
Mid-Carolina Writing Region
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Western North Carolina Art Region
Asheville Art Museum

North Dakota
North Dakota Art Region
Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project at NDSU

North Dakota Writing Region
The Red River Valley Writing Project at NDSU and Plains Art Museum

Central Ohio Art Region
Columbus College of Art & Design

Cuyahoga County Art Region
Cuyahoga County Writing Region
The Cleveland Institute of Art

Lorain County Art Region
Lorain County Regional Scholastic Arts Committee

Miami Valley Art Region
K12 Galley & TEJAS

Northeast Central Ohio Art Region
Kent State University at Stark

Northeastern Ohio Art Region
Youngstown State University Art Department

Oklahoma Art Region
Tulsa Community College Liberal Arts Department

Oregon Art Region
Oregon Art Education Association

Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton Art Region
East Central PA Scholastic Art Awards

Lancaster County Art Region
Lancaster Museum of Art

Philadelphia Art Region
Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership at The University of the Arts

Philadelphia Writing Region
Philadelphia Writing Project

Pittsburgh Writing Region
Western PA Writing Project

South Central Pennsylvania Art Region
South Central Pennsylvania Writing Region
Commonwealth Charter Academy

Southwestern Pennsylvania Art Region
Southwestern Pennsylvania Writing Region
California University of Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Art Region
Rhode Island Art Education Association

South Dakota
South Dakota Art Region
South Dakota Writing Region
The University of South Dakota

Natchez Trace Art Region
Natchez Trace Writing Region
Spring Hill Arts Center (SHAC)

Middle Tennessee Art Region
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

Harris County Art Region
Harris County Writing Region
Harris County Department of Education

San Antonio Art Region
SAY Sí (San Antonio Youth Yes)

Travis County Art Region
St. Stephen’s School

West Texas Art Region
Wayland Baptist University and the Abraham Family Art Gallery

Arlington County Art Region
Arlington County Public Schools

Fairfax County Art Region
Fairfax County Public Schools

Richmond Art Region
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Southwest Virginia Art Region
The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley

Vermont Art Region
Vermont Writing Region
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Snohomish County Art Region
Schack Art Center

Washington State Art Region
Washington State Writing Region
Cornish College of the Arts

Southeast Wisconsin Writing Region
Southeast Wisconsin Scholastic Writing Region

Wisconsin Art Region
The Milwaukee Art Museum

Wisconsin Writing Region
Still Waters Collective

Multistate Regions

Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee
Mid-South Art Region
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio
Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana Art Region
Art Academy of Cincinnati

Indiana, Michigan
Northwest Indiana and Lower Southwest Michigan Art Region
South Bend Museum of Art

Indiana, Ohio
Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio Art Region
Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio Writing Region
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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International Students

Students in Canada, a U.S. territory, or a U.S. school abroad may submit work to The Awards. Foreign exchange students who are temporarily residing in the U.S. may also participate if they are attending an American school.
International Art guidelines
International Writing guidelines