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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Appel Farm will host the 2022 South Jersey Scholastic Art Awards!

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

This year, students submitted nearly 320,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; nearly 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where more than 2,600 students earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators were celebrated at the National Ceremony.

Create your account and enter your work today!

Who can participate?

Creative teens (13+) in grades 7–12 from Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties in New Jersey may participate in the South Jersey Art Region.

Save the Date!

The 2022 South Jersey Scholastic Art Award Ceremony will be Friday, March 6, 2022!

2021 Virtual Awards

Watch Appel Farm’s 2021 Virtual Award Ceremony!


Congratulations to Ava Fong, Grade 10: Princeton Day School, for winning a National Gold Medal in 2021 for the Editorial Cartoon Ocean Junk.

Raymond Jin, an 11th grader from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School-North, won a 2020 American Visions Award and Gold Medal in Photography for High Tide.

Lucy Liu, a 9th grader from Churchill Junior High School, won a 2020 Gold Medal in Drawing and Illustration for Waterfront.

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