Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards

Virtual College Scholarship Open House and Awards Ceremony

College Scholarship Open House and Awards Ceremony was heled on March 27, 2021 virtually via ZOOM. The Award Ceremony recognized Gold Key, Scholarship and Cash Award Recipients.

Watch the Virtual Ceremony Here 

Regional Notifications

Award notification will be posted by midnight on Friday, January 15 2021. Silver and Gold Key recipients: please deliver your accepted work to Mark Arts before 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Please attached a sheet of paper to the back of your artwork that states your name, the title of the work, dimensions, and school. Please note if you have been awarded a silver or gold key. Artwork must be ready to hang. This is REQUIRED.

Please check the excel document below for notification of your acceptance to the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition.

2021 Regional Scholastic Awards

National Competition

National notification day is set for March 17, 2021. Details on National Events to be announced.

Space Age Cactus Shakers

Jacob Wellenstein | Rose Hill High School
Gold Key Winner 2020

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.

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 artandwriting.org/regions/KS001A

Submission are now closed, they will reopen for the 2022 Scholastic Awards in September 2021.


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 12 – March 27, 2021.

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

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