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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, is inviting entries for its annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in any of twenty-eight categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction.
Student submissions are judged on the regional level by the alliance’s affiliates, with the top winning works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive the highest honors. Sixteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs.
To be eligible, students must be in grades 7-12 in a public, private, parochial, home school, or out-of-school program in the U.S. or Canada, or in an American school abroad.
NORTHEAST CENTRAL OHIO ART REGION
3 Steps to Enter
1. Sign Up
Create an account at artandwriting.org/login to submit your work to the 2018 Scholastic Awards.
2. Create and Upload Your Work
The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, you can upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account. Once you have logged in, follow the instructions to upload all of your submissions into the system.
Every category has specific requirements so please read the Guidelines and Category Descriptions carefully. Note that you will need your educator’s email address.
3. Send in the Required Forms
After uploading your work, print your submission forms and have a parent/guardian and an educator sign them. Specific Form and Submission Fee requirements and instructions can be found below. Please carefully read through the instructions as you go through the registration process.
Students for whom submission fees would be a barrier to participation may request a fee waiver. Please have a parent or guardian sign the Fee Waiver Form. Include the fee waiver form when you mail your signed submission form(s) to complete your registration.
Kent State University at Stark
6000 Frank Avenue, N.W.
North Canton, OH 44720
Faircrest Memorial Middle School
Canton Local School District
Visual Arts Teacher
GlenOak High School
Mentor and Team Leader
January 6: notification of winners to teachers via e-mail
Ceremony Date: 1/28/2017
January 28: NECO Awards Ceremony, 10:00 a.m., Kent State University at Stark Conference
Center (two ceremonies – Seniors at 10:00 a.m. everyone else 11:30 a.m.)
Exhibition Dates: 1/17/2017 – 2/1/2017
January 17-February 1: NECO exhibition, KSU Stark Student Center,
Fine Arts Building & Main Hall Gallery