• This is the 2023 Scholastic Regional Awards Celebration logoHello Scholastic parents, students, and teachers,

    Thank you for an amazing year for the Houston region’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program! Once again, the talent of our young artists and writers was astounding and showcased how our communities really support the arts for our students. HCDE is proud to sponsor this program and we take pride in knowing that this program and event can be the catalyst to propel a student forward into a focus or even a career in the arts!

    Thank you to those who came out to the Wortham Center last week for our celebrations. The evening was so much fun, and we hope you and your student(s) enjoyed yourselves! We hope you had the chance to experience the student artwork and writing exhibits before watching your student proudly announce his/her name, school, award, and teacher (sometimes with some very creative adjectives) on stage.

    To our graduating seniors and their families, we would like to thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us. Good luck as you transition to the next chapter in your lives.

    To our teachers and 7-11 grade students and families, thank you again for making the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing program a huge success. HCDE is proud to sponsor this program and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

    HCDE Scholastic Team


    Get ready for 2024!

    HCDE will host a summer pre-planning meeting for the 2024 Scholastic program in August. Keep an eye on your email for an invite and details.

About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

  • This is the logo for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards


    For 100 years, the Awards, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, have identified the early promise of some of our nation’s most accomplished visionaries and encouraged young artists and writers to pursue a variety of creative career paths and endeavors. In 2021, students across America entered nearly 230,000 original works in 28 different categories of art and writing. 

    Harris County Department of Education is a unique educational entity that serves school districts, government agencies, nonprofits, and the public in the third-largest county in the U.S. Annually, HCDE serves a quarter-million students and educators through schools for students with profound special needs; the oldest adult education program in Texas; Head Start early childhood education; school-based therapy services; and afterschool programs. HCDE also offers educators professional development and certification, school safety training, records management, and a purchasing cooperative. #SeeTheImpact at www.hcde-texas.org

2023 Regional Ceremony

Regional Awards

National Awards

Contact Us

  • Center for Educator Success
    Harris County Department of Education
    6300 Irvington Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77022
    Phone: 713-696-8223

    Andrea Segraves
    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Coordinator

    Norma Rodriguez
    Professional Development Specialist