How To Enter

Get the Info at and register
2.     Find and review your regional program guidelines and you’ll need to know your school zip code.
3.     Then register an account at This will be your creativity command center!
4.     Create your work! Look up examples of the previous year’s National Scholastic Award-winning submissions.
5.     Once you’ve made that masterpiece, photograph it, and return to your Scholastic Awards account and upload it.
6.     When you’ve uploaded your work, you’ll be prompted to print your submission forms. Have them signed by a parent/guardian and an educator from your school, and then mail them off to your Regional Program with entry fee of $10. per entry and $30. per portfolio. Fee can be waived.
7.     Make sure to read and follow the mailing instructions for your regional program carefully.
8.     Regional Notifications will be sent to award-winning students and their educators during the second week of January.

 D. How Do Students Enter Portfolios
•      Two categories per student
•      In addition to the artwork, students must submit a 300 – 750 word Artist Statement answer the following questions:
1. Why did you select the work you submitted for your Art Portfolio?
2. How do you hope people will react when they view your work?
3. What role does art play in your life?
E.  How do Teachers of Students in Grades 7-12 Participate?
•      Register at   between mid September – Mid December each year.
•      Explain the competition to your students
•      Assist students in registration process at
D. How is the Work Judged?    Judging criteria since the onset in 1923
•      Blind Judging:  Our jurors do not know the identities of students who submit work to the Awards.
•      Freedom of Expression: No work will be disqualified on the basis of its content.
•      The Criteria: Originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision or voice.

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