Registration for the 2010-2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards opens September 15th!

Last year, we received over 165,000 creative works from students across the country and in U.S. schools abroad. This year, we hope you’ll encourage every creative teen you know to participate. There are even three special awards this year for both artists and writers.

From the women’s suffrage movement to the civil rights movement to saving the environment, Americans have used the arts to create an awareness of history and promote social change. Teens are encouraged to submit their works of art and writing that address contemporary social issues important to them. Three winners will be selected to receive $1,000 scholarships. This special award is presented in collaboration with the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Creative expression can be a powerful way to manage the grieving process. Teens are encouraged to submit their works of art and writing that deal with loss and bereavement for the opportunity to earn recognition as part of a special New York Life Award. Six winners will be selected to receive $1,000 scholarships.

B.I.G. AWARDS (Best in Grade)
The Alliance will provide $500 scholarships to 2 artists and 2 writers in each grade of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These Best in Grade scholarships will be chosen from the Gold Medals across all categories (with the exception of Portfolios).

If you’re stuck on what to submit, don’t worry. You can view some of the 2010 national winning work on our Online Gallery or read it in Best Teen Writing , Spark and our National Catalog. You can also learn more about our other categories.

Image Credit: Buckett. Thomas Murillo, Grade 12. Painting. 2010 Creativity & Citizenship Medal.

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