The Scholastic Art Awards
Recognition / Exhibition / Publication / Scholarship
Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2013
The Scholastic Art Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running, and most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the visual arts. Nearly 200,000 students will accept the challenge to go beyond the classroom assignment, creating daring and innovative works. They will submit their best pieces for review by panels of art professionals, and compete for recognition, scholarships, and exhibition opportunities. But The Awards are only half of the story…
Why Do Students Participate in The Scholastic Art Awards?
To develop the skills and vision needed for college admissions.
To earn scholarships from a pool of $3.60 million in tuition support, the largest source of funding for teens in the arts.
To earn $2,500 in scholarship money to attend summer arts intensive programs. Students who demonstrate financial need will be given special assistance.
To build credentials for résumés and applications to college and future employers.
To participate in the nation’s most prestigious recognition program for artists and writers, which identified the early promise of Richard Avedon, Joyce Maynard, Tom Otterness, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Andy Warhol, and Zac Posen.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Your Scholastic Connection
VMFA is a state-supported, privately endowed educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.
In the midst of the Great Depression, on January 16, 1936, Virginia's political and business leaders bravely demonstrated their faith in the future and their belief in the value of art by opening the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Their dedication and that of those that have followed has led the VMFA to become the museum it is today. The recent addition of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing, completed in 2010 has expanded the museum exhibition space and added new restaurants, gift shops, a student entrance, and a new Art Education Center.
VMFA has always been dedicated to the development of Virginia’s young artists. This year, continuing the tradition, VMFA has the honor to serve as the regional affiliate for The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Counties and cities served for the 2012 – 2013 program year:
Isle of Wight
King and Queen
See the 2011 Gold Key WinnersPDF
See the 2012 Gold Key WinnersPDF
See the 2012 Silver Key WinnersPDF
The Scholastic Art Awards at VMFA are generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.