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Scholastic Art + Writing Competition

The Annual Cuyahoga County Region Scholastic Art + Writing Competition and Exhibition 

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art Competition that recognizes creative achievement in area 7-12 grade students. The young artists compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 3,000 entries. Students who receive Gold Key Awards for individual works and portfolios continue to the national competition held in the spring in New York City.

Since its start in 1927, the Scholastic Art Awards have acted as a venue for the community to view the exceptional artwork of public, private, parochial, and home-schooled students between grades 7 and 12. It also allows students, parents, and art instructors the opportunity to understand the importance of developing and encouraging creativity and the limitless opportunities bound with an art education. Past winners include Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Andy Warhol and Sylvia Plath.

Learn more about Scholastic Art + Writing Competition and Exhibition.

Educators can schedule group gallery visits by completing this form. Generally, gallery tours are available Monday–Friday between 10am–3pm, with some exceptions due to gallery events.

The 2018 Scholastic Art + Writing Exhibition - Cuyahoga County Region
January 16–February 2, 2018
Reinberger Gallery
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44106

Gallery Hours*
Mondays through Thursday: 10am–5pm
Friday: 10am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday: noon–5pm
*excluding ceremonies and receptions

Closed: January 15, 2018 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Closed: January 25–26, 2018
Limited hours on January 30 and February 1–2, 2018. Please contact Continuing Education at for more information.

2018 Scholastic Writing Catalog

2018 Scholastic Writing Catalog

Download the 2018 Scholastic Art + Writing Exhibition Writing Catalog.

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