• NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! March 23, 2021 - The Regional Art and Writing Ceremony for Regional Art and Writing Awards in both Art & Writing (all grade levels, public and private schools) will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will be streamed live and recording made available to those who cannot join us at the scheduled time. Details about the event will be added here and the Scholastic Regional microsite https://www.artandwriting.org/regions/ in the coming weeks. 

    Please note
    : The National Awards ceremony for those students who were selected at the National level for National medals is separate from the regional ceremony and will be shared through the student’s Scholastic account if applicable.

    Regional Art and Writing Exhibits will be virtual this year. They will be available for viewing on April 21 and the link and more detailed information will be shared on here and our Scholastic Regional microsite. Please continue to check these sites for updates. 

    Harris County Department of Education is proud to be associated with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program as it seeks to recognize excellence in student works such as yours. We wish you the best and hope your interest in the arts will continue.

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  • How Does This Work?

    Each fall, entries are judged by panels of highly-qualified professionals who select Gold Key winners who go on to compete at the national level. More than 1,500 students receive national awards each year. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates. Students should create accounts at https://ors.artandwriting.org/Login and upload their works through the national site.

    For more information about entering, judging and supporting the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contact:
    Andrea Segraves, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Coordinator, email: asegraves@hcde-texas.org

    Check out the Catalogs for Scholastic Awards: Art Information, Writing Information, National Catalogue, as well as the Student Submission Portal.