The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor 7-12 grade students' individual works in each of 16 art and eight writing categories. Achieving students receive Pinnacle, Gold, or Silver Awards. High school seniors may also submit a body of art or writing for Portfolio Awards. In June, national award recipients are honored at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Corcoran Gallery features the winning art. Scholastic annually bestows nearly $250,000 in cash awards on the national and regional levels. In addition, seniors who submit portfolios compete for scholarships from more than 40 institutions and organizations totaling $1.5 million. Deadlines vary depending on regions (Deadlines vary).
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