Scholastic Art Awards 2020
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Students in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.
Gold Key The very best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national-level recognition
Silver Key Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.
Honorable Mention Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential.
American Visions & Voices Nominees Five works, from across all categories and grades, are selected from those earning Gold Keys as the “Best-of-Show” for each local program as nominees for the American Visions & Voices Medals.
Gold Medal The most outstanding works in the nation.
Silver Medal Works demonstrating high honors on the national level.
American Visions & Voices Medals One work from each local region, from the five American Voices & Visions Nominees, will earn an American Visions & Voices Medal.
Gold Medal & Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolios Seniors with outstanding portfolios are recognized with Gold Medal Portfolio and Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio Awards. These honors include scholarships.
Special Achievement Awards Additional awards and scholarships are presented through the support of our sponsors.