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Get your sketchbooks, notepads, easels, and pens ready because it’s almost time to enter your masterpiece for the opportunity to receive recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships! With 29 categories of art and writing, there’s a place for whatever you create. From paintings to poetry, comic art to critical essay, the Scholastic Awards have many opportunities for you to share your vision and have your voice heard.
Last year we received more than 320,000 submissions from talented students across the country and provided access to more than $10 million in scholarships. Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s talented teens.
So what are you waiting for? Join the ranks of alumni like Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, Zac Posen, Paul Chan, and many more. You can start your submission process in three easy steps:
3 Steps to Enter
1. Sign Up
Create an account at artandwriting.org/login to begin submitting your work to the 2017 Scholastic Awards.
2. Create and Upload Your Work
The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and originality. 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.
Digital Image Requirements
Artwork must be submitted as a digital file in JPG, GIF, or PNG format (PSD, BMP, PDF, RAW, or TIF files are not accepted).
Print dimensions must be at least 5” x 7” or approximately 13 x 18 centimeters, and image resolution must be 300 dpi.
3-D submissions may include up to 4 images. Please include a ruler or object for reference to indicate scale in at least one of the images.
Submissions allowing for video uploads must be .mp4, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mpg, or .mpeg files.
Video Game submissions must be .exe, .zip, .rar, or .swf files, must also include a 250-500 word gameplay summary in the provided text editor, and a gameplay video.
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