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About The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

To learn more, visit The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Web site.

Explore virtual galleries of award-winning pieces or enter your own work.

How Does Your Work Measure Up? The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers tracks the creative development of more than a quarter of a million teenagers each year. The process begins across the country as young artists and writers commit to the next step on their creative journeys and participate in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

The Awards were founded in 1923 by Maurice R. Robinson, founder of Scholastic Inc; to date, encouraging more than 13 million participants, recognizing more than 2.5 million young artists and writers, and distributing more than $25 million in awards and scholarships. That’s a long time. And we found a lot of creative people. Major talent. Major bucks.

The Awards have chronicled early work from some of our nation’s most accomplished artists and writers including Richard Anuskiewicz, Richard Avedon, Harry Bertoia, Mel Bochner, Truman Capote, Paul Davis, Frances Farmer, Red Grooms, Robert Indiana, Bernard Malamud, Joyce Maynard, Joyce Carol Oates, Phillip Pearlstein, Peter Beagle, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford, Jean Stafford, Mozelle Thompson, Ned Vizzini, Andy Warhol, and Charles White. Not a bad crowd to be associated with ...

Through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers seeks to identify emerging writers like you for college scholarship consideration, but also invests in the critical role of creative development for youth beginning in 7th grade. The Alliance is developing a community for creative youth with resources to encourage, connect and empower you — through event and online networking, workshop grants, scholarships, and career exploration with alumni role models and industry mentors. Next year, the Alliance hopes to see your work in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.