Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Sponsors contest for 7-12 graders

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more.
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top arts institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.
More than $250,000 is given annually through the Scholastic Awards program in awards and scholarships to top winners and their educators. In addition, more than $8 million in scholarships is set aside each year by our partners for recipients of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Seniors earning National Medals are eligible to receive scholarships through partnerships with esteemed colleges and universities.
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partners with art institutes, colleges and universities to provide scholarships for college-bound Scholastic Award Winners. National Award-Winning Seniors who earn Gold Medals, American Visions & Voices Medals, Portfolio Silver Medals or Portfolio Gold Medals qualify for scholarships designated by the Alliance Scholarship Partners.  Apply for admission to the colleges and universities listed in the link below.  Visit school websites for admission deadlines and other information. Even if you have missed the deadline, contact the university to see if they can accommodate a late application for admission.
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