Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

There are presently no open calls for applications.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing. 

An Update on the GOLDEN Educators Residency

Over the past few weeks, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Golden Artist Colors have been in close communication in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our programs. Given the uncertainties of the current situation, we have regretfully decided to cancel the 2020 GOLDEN Educators Residency in upstate New York, originally scheduled to take place from July 21-August 3.

If you have already applied, your application will be automatically forwarded to the 2021 GOLDEN Educators Residency, unless you choose to withdraw it by notifying We will send you more information about the 2021 Residency as soon as it is available.

While we know that this news is disappointing, the health and safety of our educators and staff are the top priority for us all. We thank you for all that you do from home to educate your students during these challenging times, and look forward to sharing more opportunities for our educators in the future.

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers