Regional Scholastic
Art & Writing Awards

Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana Region

Produced by the Art Academy of Cincinnati 

Exhibition Generously Presented by Summerfair Cincinnati

Submissions Accepted: September 12 - December 12, 2018
Exhibition: January 28 - February 8, 2019
Ceremony: Friday, February 1, 2019

Registration Details:

Important Dates

  • November 21-23, 2018: AAC closed for Thanksgiving Break
  • December 24, 2018 – January 2, 2019: AAC closed for Winter Break
  • January 21, 2019: AAC closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 11, 2019: Art Awards Announced
  • January 22, 2019: Writing Awards Announced
  • January 10 –January 25, 2019: Artist Mat Artwork
  • January 25, (4-7pm), 26 (9am – 3pm), 27 (9am – 3pm), 2019: Art Installation
  • January 28, 2019: Exhibition Opens
  • January 28-February 8, 2019: School Field trips
  • February 1, 2019: Awards Ceremony 
  • February 9 (afternoon) Sunday, February 10, 2019 (9am – 3pm): Deinstallation

Art and Writing Awards Ceremony: February 1, 2019

Awards Ceremony Venue:
School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA)
108 W. Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

6-7pm: Presentation of Awards to 7th & 8th Grade Recipients
7-8pm: Presentation of Awards to 9th & 10th Grade Recipients
8-9pm: Presentation of Awards to 11th & 12th Grade Recipients

Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition at the Art Academy of Cincinnati Presented by Summerfair Cincinnati

Works on Display: January 28, 2019 – February 8, 2019
Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Viewing Hours:  Monday – Sunday (9am to 5pm)

Exhibition Sponsor

For Parking Information

Field Trips:

The AAC online Field Trip Form helps educators schedule class field trips using an online submission process. Using this process will help the AAC staff provide an amazing experience for you and your students. We look forward to seeing you this season! To schedule a field trip, clicking the "Book Field Trip" button below.


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

A unique collaborative opportunity exists to engage our community. The Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are widely publicized and bring thousands of families and educators downtown as their creative teens participate in Regional Scholastic events. Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recognition and AAC scholarships will be awarded to students. Educators, students, and their families are encouraged to attend the local Exhibition held at the AAC and the celebration held at the SCPA. Regional Gold Key recipients go on to compete for national medals in an Exhibit that culminates with the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.


To sponsor Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contact: Director of Community Education Development Fund
[email protected]