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Scholastic Art and Writing

View the 2021 – 2022 Scholastic Art & Writing awards recipients here:

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Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative students (grades 7-12) and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. The Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) is producing the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana on our urban campus in historic Over-the-Rhine.

2022-23 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Info

Apply to the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by completing these steps: 

  1. Create an account on the Scholastic website 
  2. Visit http://artandwriting.org to create a student or educator account beginning September 1st, 2022. 
  3. Upload your work by following the steps on your account page. 
  4. Complete your entry by December 8th, 2022, at midnight. 
  5. Have your parents/guardians sign your submission form and upload it digitally or by mail. 
  6. Submit payment through our Jotform link or write a check.  
  •  Art and Writing Submission Deadline: December 8th, 2022 at midnight. 
  •  Award Announcement Day: January 20th, 2023 
  •  Scholastic Exhibition: February 6th-17th, 2023 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition will be held at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati OH, 45202). Gallery hours are M-F, 9am-9pm. 

Want to schedule a field trip with your school? Fill out a form here: https://forms.office.com/r/s1UAz18pmy

 Exhibition Install: February 3rd-5th, 2023 

  • Friday, February 3rd: 4pm-7pm 
  • Saturday, February 4th: 9am-3pm 
  • Sunday, February 5th: 9am-12pm 

 Exhibition De-Install: February 6th-7th, 2023 

  • Saturday, February 6th: 9am-3pm 
  • Sunday, February 7th: 9am-12pm 

 Scholastic Celebration: Friday, February 17th, 2023, 5:30pm-9:00pm. 

A celebration will be held in the honor of all the award recipients of the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Site 1212, Center for Community Impact, located inside the Art Academy of Cincinnati building.  

*Please note that Key Pins will be handed out at the celebration. Certificates are not offered in-person but can be downloaded from the student’s ORS account page. AAC will NOT be mailing Key Pins after the celebration. To arrange pick-up please contact the Scholastic Coordinator, Sam Holloway. 


National Awards Announced: March 22nd, 2023 


Registration Details

For questions or concerns, please contact Sam Holloway, Regional Scholastic Coordinator, via email at:  sholloway@artacademy.edu

For up-to-date announcements and more information please visit our Art and Writing Affiliate websites by clicking the links below.