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.

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 open, the deadline to submit is December 10th 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Regional Notifications

Award notification date will be in January 2022 – TBD.  Silver and Gold Key recipients: please deliver your accepted work to Mark Arts before 4 p.m. on the designated drop off date. 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.

National Competition

National notification day is set for March 2022. The National ceremony will be held in June 2022. Details TBA.

Space Age Cactus Shakers

Jacob Wellenstein | Rose Hill High School
Gold Key Winner 2020

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  and School of Creativity February 18 – March 26, 2022.

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

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 

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