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Maryland’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious creative teen recognition program for students in grades 7-12. Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) is proud to serve as the Maryland regional affiliate for this competition and support Maryland's next generation of creatives. Students can submit in 28 categories ranging from poetry, dramatic script, and journalism to ceramics, film, and comic art This opportunity allows Maryland students to receive recognition in Bronze, Silver, and Gold Keys, and regional Gold Key winners advance to the national competition for a chance at earning Keys, scholarships, and other prizes. There are fee waivers available to eligible students, so there are no barriers to entry for those in need.

Submissions are open through December 11, 2022.

To learn more about Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:

To learn more about the 28 art and writing categories:

To register and submit student work:

Upcoming virtual information sessions for parents and educators who are supporting interested students:

Monday, October 17 at 5pm


Monday, November 14 at 5pm


Monday, December 5 at 5pm


For any questions or needed support, please contact:

Twi McCallum, Arts Education Specialist, [email protected]


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