Appel Farm will host the 2020 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 340,000 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 2,700 students earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators were celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Calling all creative teens! The 2020 Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards are open for submissions.
- Click here to learn more, and sign up!
- Create and upload your work! The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. After you have created your work, you can upload it to your Scholastic Awards Account. Once you have logged in, follow the instructions to upload all of your submissions into the system.
- Click here to pay your Submission Fee.
- Every category has specific requirements so please read the Guidelines and Category Descriptions carefully.
Who can participate?
Creative teens 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 2020 South Jersey Scholastic Art Award Ceremony will be on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus in Elmer, NJ.
Two local artists among more than 2,700 teens nationwide to receive National Recognition from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in 2019.
The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the national award recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. This honor opens doors for students by providing access to scholarship programs and workshops and the ability to have work published and displayed in regional and National Exhibitions. Top students are invited to attend the week-long national celebration in New York City, which includes a ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 6. To learn more, and to find a complete list of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national recipients, visit: www.artandwriting.org.
Within the Awards’ 29 categories—which include poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, editorial cartoons, and video game design—340,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students from every state in the nation for adjudication at the regional level this year. Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus is the proud host of the South Jersey Art Region, and is thrilled to shine a light on the talented artists in our community.
- Rebekkah Moton, an 11th grader from Arthur P Schalick High School, won a Gold Medal and and American Visions Medal in Drawing and Illustration for Tranquility.
- Amanda Chen, a 10th grader from Cherry Hill High School East, won a Silver Medal in Drawing and Illustration for Independent.
“For 96 years, the Awards have recognized the creative promise of individuals like Andy Warhol, Kay WalkingStick, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Richard Avedon, and Zac Posen, and today we honor more than 2,700 teens as they receive national recognition in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These students join a legacy of teens facilitating important dialogue through their art and writing, and we celebrate their creativity and innovation as the next generation of great American artists and writers.” — Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
Amanda Chen, a 10th grader from Cherry Hill High School East, won a Silver Medal in Drawing and Illustration for Independent.
Rebekkah Moton, an 11th grader from Arthur P Schalick High School, won a Gold Medal and and American Visions Medal in Drawing and Illustration for Tranquility.