The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more.
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top arts institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.
This year, over 280,000 Gold Key Regional winners competed on the National level for Medalist Awards; only 1% were selected for a Medal. Cameron Suter’s piece, “Optimism”, was awarded a Silver Medal and is one of the first Oak Hills High School art students to advance to this level in recent history! Congratulations Cameron!
National Awards Ceremony
Friday, June 6, 2014, 6pm
57th Street and 7th Avenue, NYC
National Student Exhibition
Thursday, June 5 – Saturday, June 14, 2014
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons the New School for Design
66 5th Avenue at 13th Street, NYC
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Featuring American Voices and Visions Medalists
144 W. 14th Street, 2nd Floor