Scholastic Art Awards Entry Information

For questions or to schedule a field trip for this exhibition, contact Madeline Goseland at (316) 634-2787 or [email protected].


How do I enter work in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?

Sign Up!

You can participate in the 2020 Scholastic Awards by creating an account and uploading your work. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that we can get you the guidelines and deadline for your local program. The deadline is December 12, 2019.


The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, uploaded it to your Scholastic Awards Account. Visit the online galleries to see examples of works from past national medalists. Be sure to visit our copyright and plagiarism FAQ to learn more about submitting original works.

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 the Affiliate Partner in your local region. Mailing instructions can be found on the submission form or on your local Affiliate’s Website.

What else do I need to know?


Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7–12 are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards.

Category Descriptions

For a full list of category descriptions, click HERE.

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.

Judging Criteria


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.

Emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice

Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.

When will I receive my results?

Selection Notification

Art educators will be notified January 13, 2020 on which pieces are selected for the Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards

Exhibition Installation

Accepted artwork will need to be delivered to Mark Arts at 1307 N. Rock Rd. Wichita, KS 67206 by January 27, 2020. All teachers must provide an inventory sheet when accepted artwork is dropped off or mailed. (Note that 2-D artwork must include appropriate hardware for hanging)

Opening and Closing Ceremony

The Scholastic Exhibition Opening will be held on February 7, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for exhibiting artists and their families. A Closing Ceremony will be held March 28, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. At this time, students will receive their awards for their work.

National Competition

Artists whose pieces were selected for the National Competition will be notified on March 16, 2020. Gold Medal artwork must be delivered to the National Office by April 1, 2020. A National Ceremony will then be held at Carnegie Hall on June 4, 2020.

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