The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has launched its call for entries for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Creative teens in grades 7-12 are invited to submit work in twenty-eight categories of art and writing, including film and animation, video game design, sculpture, photography, fashion design, poetry, journalism, humor, dramatic script, and science fiction.
Student submissions are judged on the regional level by the alliance's affiliates, with the highest-rated works then presented to national panels of creative leaders to determine which will receive top honors. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs.
To be eligible, students must be in grades 7-12 in a public, private, parochial, home, or out-of-school program in the U.S. or Canada, or in an American school abroad.
Deadlines for submitting work vary by region and generally range from December 15, 2014, through January 15, 2015.
To learn more go to: http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/