Scholastic art awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated.

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Gold Key Winner

Minnesota scholastic Art awards

The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition is the regional Scholastic event for our area.The 2022 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards were held virtually again this year due to Covid19.  The judging of almost 2,800 submissions was held on January 8th. The award ceremony was held virtually on February 26th. As a result of the combined efforts of the University of Minnesota and the Weisman Art Museum, with the support of the MSAA Committee and Art Educators of Minnesota, the 2022 MSAA competition was able to take place.

In response to the major technical issues the NEW PORTAL has been experiencing MN Scholastic Art Awards is implementing a PAUSE until after JANUARY 1st, 2024. They ask you to not access your accounts until after this date. They will then resume and have FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND 2024 as their new submission deadline. They hope that this gives all students an equal chance to submit their entries for this year.

A purple tinted painting of a young woman sleeping on a couch

"shawna's pipedream"

Gold Key Winner


  • Submissions due: December 15, 2023
  • Viewing of Show: Spring 2024
  • Artwork limits:
  • $10 per individual entry submission, $30 per portfolio submission. Fee waiver forms are available on the student accounts.
  • Photography submissions are limited to 16 per student. There is no limit to the number of submissions that can be made in all other categories.

Once again, the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota was the site for the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards ceremonies taking place on Saturday, February 25th. Over 600 students were honored, receiving their silver and gold Scholastic pins. A special thanks to the following speakers who presented at each of the 5 ceremonies: Russ White, Chotsani Dean, Anne Labovitz, Peng Vu and Carolyn Swiczc. A special thanks to Jamee Jung and her staff at the Weisman for all of their work in putting this event together, and Howard Oransky at The Regis Center of Art who was responsible for exhibiting the student works. Art Educators of Minnesota is grateful for their continued partnership with the University of Minnesota to be able to hold this important event that honors the artistic achievements of 7th - 12th grade students from across the state.

THank you to our sponsors and contributors

The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) exhibition and awards ceremonies are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, contributors and Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM). To learn more about how you can contribute to AEM, please visit

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