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.
Students should create accounts at https://www.artandwriting.org/Login and upload their works through the national site.