The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.

All entries are considered for Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, American Visions Nominee, and American Voices Nominee Awards. These are presented to students along with celebration ceremonies and exhibitions in each region.

Gold Key entries are automatically considered for national awards, including Gold Medal, Silver Medal with Distinction, Silver Medal, and direct scholarship awards.

In 2021, students across America entered nearly 230,000 original works in 28 different categories of art and writing, and two of our students won gold keys!

Watch “Belong”

We are so proud of our students who placed in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition!

These students competed against some of the best High School and Middle School art and writing in the region. ⁣11,000 entries are submitted and only 10% are selected.

Art and Writing Winners 2022

Myles T.


Visual Arts & Creative Writing Freshman



Gold Key in Painting

Silver Key in Flash Fiction Writing

Alexandria A.


Visual Arts & Creative Writing Freshman


Silver Key in Mixed Media


Silver Key in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing



Taylor F.


Visual Arts & Creative Writing 8th Grade-Mercury



Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration

Silver Key in Poetry


Click here to read Taylor’s award winning piece, Growth of Gardenia

Opal L.


Visual Arts 8th Grade-Mercury


Honorable Mention in Ceramics and Glass

Claire W.


Creative Writing 7th Grade-Venus

Gold Key in Poetry

Click here to read Claire’s winning piece, Animals

Bishop L.



Creative Writing Freshman


Honorable Mention in Poetry


Read Bishop’s poetry below: