Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Presented by Arcadia

The Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. This year’s deadline is Dec 10th at 11:59 p.m.  Click here to create an account and submit your work. 

This year, in addition to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presenting sponsor, Arcadia, generously created three scholarship opportunities for Baltimore City students who receive a Scholastic award.

The Clean Energy Award- $500 sponsored by Arcadia 
There’s power in storytelling. Arcadia Energy is partnering with The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts to recognize Maryland's most creative students through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Because now more than ever, we need artists and storytellers to remind us that this beautiful planet of ours is worth fighting for. This $500 scholarship is given to a visual or literary art award recipient whose pieces reflects the importance of taking care of this planet.

Emerging Voices Scholarship $150 (Baltimore City students only) sponsored by Arcadia 
The Emerging Voices Scholarship is designated for a Baltimore City award recipient in Visual Art, whose work exemplifies character, originality, and hope.

Emerging Visions Scholarship $150 (Baltimore City students only) sponsored by Arcadia 
The Emerging Voices Scholarship is designated for a Baltimore City award recipient in Writing, whose work exemplifies character, originality, and hope.
 

The Mission

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 340,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.

The Application 

The Scholastic Awards look for work demonstrating originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Regional recognition includes Gold Key awards, Silver Key awards, and Honorable Mentions. Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Five works of writing and five works of art from the region are selected by local judges as American Voices & Visions nominees, who are then celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. This year’s deadline is Dec 10th at 11:59 p.m.  Click here to create an account and submit your work. 

 

The Sponsor 

Arcadia is thrilled to be supporting the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards to recognize some of Baltimore's exceptional students. We're big believers in the power of community, from celebrating students to helping clean up Charm City's power supply. That's why we make it easy for you to join a Maryland solar farm — the farm puts clean energy into the power grid and you get credits back on your power bill. No hassle, no long-term commitments, no extra cost. Join now and get $100 toward your power bill. Plus, we'll donate $100 to the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts for every new member!

Learn more and SIGN UP HERE.

 

Past Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients

Maryland Art and Writing Region

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts is the Maryland Art affiliate for all counties in the state of Maryland and the Writing affiliate for all counties in the state of Maryland (excluding PG and Montgomery counties).  We accept submissions each year beginning in September, and the deadline for submissions is early December.

Regional recognition includes Gold Key awards, Silver Key awards, and Honorable Mentions. Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Five works of writing and five works of art from the region are selected by local judges as American Voices & Visions nominees, who are then celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies.