Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

SCAD is proud to serve as the Georgia affiliate and program administrator for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation's youth, providing a singular opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Since its founding, the awards have identified the early promise of some of our nation's most exceptional visionaries. Notable award recipients include artists Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and Cy Twombly; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin and John Lithgow; filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns and Ned Vizzini; and many more.

The awards are structured so that student work is judged first at the regional level and then at the national level. All submitted works are reviewed by local professionals working in the visual and literary arts and receive Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards. Select award-winning works are also included in a regional exhibition.

Works that receive Gold Key recognition at the regional level are automatically included in the pool of nationally judged Gold Key work from across the country.

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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Georgia affiliate
SCAD admission department
Attn: Sean McCarthy
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402 USA
[email protected]