HCDE has proudly served as a regional sponsor for The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards since 1993. Established by Maurice Robinson, founder of Scholastic Books Inc., it is the largest and most prestigious recognition program and source of scholarships for creative teens in the U.S.

Each fall, area schools and districts submit students’ best artwork and writing to compete at the regional level. 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.

Regional Scholastic Art Award Recipients

Gold Key

Silver Key

Honorable Mention

Regional Scholastic Writing Award Recipients

Gold Key

Silver Key

Honorable Mention

American Voices and American Visions Medals

About the Medals:  

The American Voices and Visions Medals, the highest regional honors, are given to one writer and one artist from each region.

Selection Process:

Five works of writing and five works of art from each region are selected by local judges as American Voices & Visions nominees, who are then celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. From the pool of nominees, a panel of jurors in New York City selects one writer and one artist from each region to receive an American Voices Medal or an American Visions Medal, a non-financial highest regional honor. These Medalists are celebrated during National Events and at the National Exhibition in New York City.


5 American Visions Nominees:

Carolina Colon, Clear Lake Intermediate School, Clear Creek ISD

Julia Espino, Cypress Woods High School, Cy-Fair ISD

Axel Maldonado, Sam Rayburn School, Pasadena ISD

Anthony Vega, Sam Rayburn High School, Pasadena ISD

Annie Zhu

5 American Voices Nominees:

Nyla Hartigan, St. John's School, Private

Kahani Malhotra, Village School, Private

Luke Stein, Klein Collins High School, Klein ISD

Jack Trent, St. John's School, Private

Elizabeth Willms, Deer Park High School-N Campus, Deer Park ISD