The 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Six tips for entering your students’ work (updated)

Your students can now start opening their accounts for the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards! If you’ve never tried this contest, you owe it to yourself and your students to look into applying this year. The first time I entered my students’ work, I’ll admit it was somewhat laborious. That was mainly because there is a definite process, a few forms, deadlines, category requirements, and fees to clarify and arrange. Read this updated post for details and the basic process. Feel free to reach out to me by leaving a comment or posting a message on my Contact page if you have questions. Thanks for reading!

ELA Brave and True by Marilyn Yung

Your students need to enter this contest!

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In March of 2020 (just before shutdown), two of my students (out of three) received honorable mentions in the regional level of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The previous year, ten of my students’ entered their writing in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Two of those students won Silver Keys and three won honorable mention awards in the Missouri Writing Region awards, a qualifying round before the national level. (Students who win Gold Keys at regionals then have their work advance to nationals.)  In 2018, one of my students won a Gold Key in poetry at regionals, and then a Silver Key at nationals. So far, I’d say we’ve had a great run!

However, it did take me a year or two to become accustomed to the submission process.The Scholastic awards do involve more than…

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