Scholastic Art Awards

2015 Submission Deadlines and Guidelines

Thank you to all students and art educators that have submitted work in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Please click on the following link to review the 2014 Scholastic Award Winners. You will find the document is sorted by school.

Eligible students include all students in grades 7-12 enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools or home-schooled students in the West Central Michigan Region (Counties of Allegan, Antrim, Barry, Benzie, Calhoun, Charlevoix, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Gratiot, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Ionia, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Mackinac, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Van Buren, and Wexford.)

Students that are entering artwork as an Individual entry must pay a $5.00 entry fee. There is no limit on the number of entries allowed per teacher. Students entering Portfolios (open to seniors only) must pay a $20 fee. There is no limit on the number of Portfolios per teacher.

Students that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch can have their fees waived. The teacher or student would need to submit a letter from the school indicating the name or names of students that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.

All work must be submitted digitally, using to register. Artwork must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 15, 2014. All submission fees and signed forms must be received by KCAD by 5:00pm on December 16, 2014. Submission fees and signed forms can be mailed or delivered in person.

KCAD will post notification of award winning students on Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:00pm. Notifications will be posted on the KCAD website

The award winning work will be accepted on February 2 and February 3 from 3:00 - 6:00pm. The original artwork for Individual entries, receiving American Vision, Gold Key and Silver Key awards will be exhibited at KCAD and should be delivered to the college. The artwork for Individual entries receiving Honorable Mention awards will be exhibited digitally at KCAD. Portfolios receiving awards DO NOT need to be delivered to the college; they are exhibited digitally.

If you must ship your work to KCAD, it must be received by February 2 at 5:00pm. Please note the college is CLOSED from December 23 at 5:00pm until January 2 at 7:00am (no shipments will be accepted when the college is closed).

Award winning work will be exhibited at Kendall College of Art and Design from February 16, 2015 to February 28, 2015.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 at 4:00pm. The Awards Reception will follow the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 5:00 pm at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Award winning work can be collected after the reception, or on Monday, March 2, 2015, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm or Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. If work must be returned to you by mail, please include instructions for return shipment (including pre-paid labels) in your initial shipment. All award winning work must be picked up at one of these scheduled times. ALL WORK REMAINING WILL BE DISCARDED – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Students will need email accounts in order to register online. Once the registration is completed online, a form will be generated. Print two (2) copies. Signatures are required from the student, teacher, and parent/guardian. Please firmly attach one copy of the entry form to the back of the piece. Give a second copy of the entry form to us when you deliver the work. Both forms must be signed.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Nicole DeKraker with any questions.

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