Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of Harris County

The next generation of creative leaders in the arts are recognized and celebrated through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. HCDE serves as the regional sponsor of this prestigious national program and hosts yearly judging and awards ceremonies for thousands of writing and art entries submitted by Harris County teens.

How it works

Each fall, entries are judged by panels of highly-qualified professionals who select Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention recipients.

Gold Key winners go on to compete at the national level. More than 1,500 students receive national awards each year. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.

For submission to the HCDE regional competition, visit:


Students should create accounts at and upload their works through the national site.

For more information about entering, judging and supporting the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contact:

Andrea Segraves
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Coordinator