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Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards

Scholastic Art Awards 2021

Mark Arts is proud to be the Affiliated Partner for the Eastern Kansas Region for 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 talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.

Submissions are open! 

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skills, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, you can upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account. teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) from public, private, or home schools can apply. For more info visit

Submission are due by December 4, 2021.

Space Age Cactus Shakers

Jacob Wellenstein | Rose Hill High School
Gold Key Winner 2020

College Scholarship Open House and Awards Ceremony

College Scholarship Open House and Awards Ceremony scheduled for March 27, 2021. The award Ceremony will only be recognizing Gold Keys, Scholarships and cash prizes.

National Competition

National details to come.

For any questions or assistance with submitting contact

The Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition showcases select artwork created by middle school and high school students from 70 Kansas counties. The Scholastic Art Awards are the largest and longest-running recognition program for young artists in the United States, identifying and rewarding students who demonstrate superior talent and achievement. Nationally, alumni include David Salle, Tom Otterness, Andy Warhol, Kay WalkingStick, Lena Dunham and Zac Posen.

Participants, supported by their visual arts teachers and other community mentors, create and submit their best works of art. Each work is reviewed by a panel of art professionals for originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal vision. In 2018, Kansas educational institutions awarded $2.3 million in scholarships and cash prizes to exhibiting students.

The Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition will be featured in Mark Arts Youth Gallery February 21 – March 27, 2021.

This exhibition is generously underwritten by Elizabeth B. Koch and the Stone Family Foundation.