Does your student have the makings of Picasso or Alice Walker? If so, it’s time for them to shine and recognized. The Scholastic Awards offer teens in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, or home schools the opportunity to apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.
16 students will win college scholarships for $10,000 for earning Gold Medal Portfolios and students earning Silver Medal Portfolios will win $1,000 college scholarships.
Students can submit in categories such as architecture, photography, flash fiction, poetry, painting, video game design and more.
All works are evaluated through a series of blind adjudication, first on a regional level by more than 100 local affiliates of the Alliance and then nationally by an impressive panel of creative-industry experts. This past year’s group of jurors included artist Andres Serrano, poet Nikki Giovanni, Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner, artist Wangechi Mutu and comic artist Dash Shaw.
They’ve included new opportunities for 2016:
- A special Editorial Cartoon category sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation to promote awareness of the editorial cartoon medium and provide three young artists with $1,000 scholarships for their outstanding work;
- The Neiman Marcus Fashion Award and The Neiman Marcus Jewelry Award to provide one artist in each category with $1,000 scholarships; and
- The RBC Flaunt It Award to provide two $1,000 scholarships to students whose work showcases and celebrates individual differences.
Go here to look for the deadline for your region.