Scholastic Art Awards 2015

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Winning a Scholastic Art Award is something every high school student planning to pursue a degree in Art or Design should strive for. A Scholastic Gold Key or Silver Key equals a scholarship at many schools. What’s more, winning a Scholastic Award looks meritable on college applications and future internship and job applications. It is a great way to set yourself up for successfully applying to Art & Design college programs and as a professional Artist or Designer later on. You can apply in three steps; register, upload your image files and send in the required forms. The deadline for the NYC region is December 17th.

Many many Ashcan students have won Gold and Silver Keys, so if you have any questions about what Scholastic is looking for, send me an email:

Good luck,





Ashcan Student work by Eleanor

New York City Art Region

3 Steps to Enter


Create an account at


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 teacher’s email address.


Specific form requirements vary by region so please read the instructions carefully as you go through the registration process.

Submission Fee

Submission fees are $5.00 per individual submission and $20 per portfolio submission.  Payment can be made online through the Online Registration System (utilising PayPal) once artwork is uploaded and ready for submission.

Payment by check is also accepted.  Amounts for multiple submissions may be combined into a single check.
Please make checks payable to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

All entries must be uploaded through your online account by 11:59pm EST, Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.  All submission forms and payments must be postmarked by 12/17/14.

Image Requirements

Digital Image Requirements
• JPG file
• Print dimensions must be 5″ x 7″ or larger.
• Image resolution must be 300 dpi.
• Students can scan photography at 100%.
• For 3-D works, include up to four images. Please include a ruler or another object for reference to indicate scale in at least one if the images.
• For Comic Art, include up to eight images.
• Videos are uploaded online according to category descriptions

Fee Waiver

Students for whom submission fees would be a barrier to participation may request a fee waiver. Please have the educator who signs your submission form also sign the FEE WAIVER FORM.  Include the fee waiver form when you mail your signed submission form(s) to complete your registration.  

Shipping & Drop-off

Corianna Moffatt
557 Broadway
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Instructions on delivering winning artwork to the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers for the 2015 NYC Region Exhibition will be mailed to students who earning a Gold Key or Silver Key shortly after NYC Regional Award Winners are announced (2/2/15).

Mailing Address

Corianna Moffatt
NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
557 Broadway
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

You can find more information (blog posts, regional events, past award winning submissions and more!) regarding the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


NYC Regional Winners (Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mentions) will be posted online at on Friday, January 30th, 2015 by 5pm.


Ceremony Date: 3/21/2015

The 2015 NYC Scholastic Awards Ceremonies for Art & Writing will be held at The New School on Saturday, March 21st, co-presented by Parsons The New School for DesignEugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.


The exhibition time and location for the NYC regional gold and silver key winners of 2015 is TBA.  We will post the location and date as soon as they are confirmed.

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