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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Event Information

  • Date & Time: Registration dates to be released Summer 2022. Exhibit dates for 2023 to be determined.
  • Location: Primrose Gallery
  • Admission: Free for members or with paid general admission
  • RSVP: No reservations required.

As we prepare for its 100th year, you are encouraged to revisit this page in the coming months for specific registration information. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a national competition for middle and high school students. Since its inception, more than 13 million young people have participated in this program, which has given early recognition to such notables as Andy Warhol, Joyce Carol Oates, Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Richard Avedon, Kay Walkingstick, Steven King, Zac Posen and Lena Dunham.

As the Southern Nevada Regional Affiliate, the Springs Preserve manages the program locally. Students can receive Honorable Mention, Silver Key or Gold Key awards in multiple categories and the highest scoring Gold Key pieces are considered for the local American Visions (art) or American Voices (writing) awards, acting as a Best-In-Show award (there are five nominees in both art and writing, with the final award announced in late Spring). Students who win awards are eligible for a number of cash scholarships at the national level. Competitive grants are also available for educators. This year the Preserve received a record number 1,557 entries. Winning art and writing pieces were invited to be on exhibit in the Primrose Gallery at the Preserve through March 27, 2022.

For additional information about the contest, visit

This exhibit is supported by the generous contribution of the Wynn Employee Foundation

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