Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Drama, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Journalism, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Poetry, Science Fiction, Young Adult
$7.00 per individual submission - If the submission fee is a barrier to your participation in the Awards, we will waive the fee when you submit a Fee Waiver Form.
Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) can apply in 28 categories of art and writing.
- $1,000 national scholarship (6 Awards available)
- $500 state scholarship (2 Awards available for each of the following states: Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and New Mexico)
The National New York Life Award offers $1,000 scholarships to six students whose works explore personal grief, loss, and bereavement. State scholarships of $500 are available to two students from each of the following states: Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and New Mexico. To apply, submit your work to any category in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. At the end of your application, opt in to the New York Life Award. You will be prompted to include a personal statement on your work.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Submissions for the 2021 Scholastic Awards open on September 1, 2020. Deadlines vary between December 2020 and January 2021, depending on your region. Visit our website to find out your regional deadline and how to enter.