What a year! The 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards received more than 230,000 student works in 27 categories of art and writing – 15% more than last year! Over 60,000 students received regional awards and 15,000 Gold Key works were reviewed on the national level earlier this month.

As we wrap up this year’s judging process, we want to congratulate all students and teachers who participated in the 90th anniversary year of the Scholastic Awards. We also want to give a big thank you to the incredible artists and writers who helped us judge this year’s submissions.

This year’s jurors included Awards alum Red Grooms, Fantasy writer and alum Peter S. Beagle, curators Matthew Higgs and Nora Halpern, photographer Andres Serrano, and artist Cat Mazza– just to name a few! Check out what some of them had to say about the judging process below.

National Award winners will be announced on our website on March 15!



  1. [...] You can click here to see what the jurors had to say about this year’s art submissions, and here to view a slideshow of behind-the-scenes photos from the judging process. Congrats to all the [...]

  2. [...] A big thank you to all the professionals who participated in judging this year, at all levels of the Awards! This year’s list of jurors included Edwidge Danticat, Myla Goldberg, Kurt Andersen, Althea Harper, Red Grooms, and Andres Serrano! Check out what some of them had to say about their experience judging for the Awards here! [...]

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