2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Please note: This exhibition will be closed from February 26 – March 1 due to setup for a museum event and will reopen at 12pm on Saturday, March 2. The museum’s Glass Wing will remain open during that time and admission will be half-price. The museum will also be closed on Sunday, March 31 for the Easter holiday.
The nation’s longest running and most prestigious regional and national recognition program for creative teens, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards celebrates the artistic and literary expression of students in grades 7-12. Teens first submit works to their region for judging by members of their local community. Awarded regional Gold Keys then proceed to national adjudication. Each year, dozens of our region’s students receive national recognition, including the most notable award: the Gold Medal Art Portfolio (most recently in 2023 and 2021).
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition features selected awarded art and writing by students from Northern Indiana and Northwest Ohio in 28 categories. Our recipients join the ranks of celebrated American artists and writers including luminaries such as Bill Blass, Truman Capote, Amanda Gorman, Robert Indiana, Luis Jimenez, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Tschabalala Self, Kay Walkingstick, and Andy Warhol.
Awarded the Gold Key for Excellence in the Field in 2013 by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Awards, FWMoA demonstrated extraordinary dedication to providing opportunities to creative young people, persevered through challenges over time, and expanded the program to reach more participants. The Museum extends our mission to present and educate the public about American art by promoting the creative growth and exploration of teen artists and writers through early identification and exhibition of talent.