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Sign Up!

Submissions for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will begin on September 15, 2014. To get
started, visit our SIGN UP PAGE. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that we can get
you the guidelines and deadline for your Local Program.

Create!

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and
originality. After you have created your work, uploaded it to your Scholastic Awards Account! Click HERE
to see examples of works from past National Medalists.

Wendy’s award winning entry on page one!

Stamp it and Send It!

After uploading your work, print your submission forms, have a parent/guardian and an educator sign
them, and then mail them to your Local Program. Mailing instructions can be found on the submission
form or on your LOCAL PROGRAM’S WEBPAGE.

Category Descriptions

For a full list of category descriptions, click HERE.

Judging Criteria

Originality Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges
notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.

Technical Skill Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice,
and show skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.

Personal Vision or Voice Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.

Blind Judging

The Scholastic Awards are adjudicated without knowledge of the artists/writers identity. Please make sure
that your submission does not contain any personal information.

Freedom of Expression

Young artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. There are no pre-defined prompts and no
work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.