Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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Hello Missouri Teachers,

The 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for submissions. The deadline is January 3, 2020. The Missouri region anticipates more than 1,000 entries from students in grades 7-12. With eleven categories—from flash fiction to critical essay—students can submit writing in the genre of choice. The Scholastic Writing Awards are a national competition, and Gold Key winners from Missouri (and Kansas counties near Kansas City) advance to the next level.

Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards are distributed in each category, and winners are invited to the annual Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO in February.

How to Enter

For instructions on how to enter for the Missouri Writing Region, visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website. Contact Katie Kline ( if you have any questions about this year's competition or would like some posters sent to your school.

Keep writing!

Katie Kline
Director, Greater Kansas City Writing Project
University of Central Missouri, Extended Studies

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Important dates

January 3, 2020

Deadline for Missouri Writing Region submissions.

January 31, 2020

Winners will be notified via student accounts.


Missouri Youth Write award winners

The winning students' writings from the Missouri Writing Region for the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest comprise each edition of Missouri Youth Write, a journal sponsored by the Missouri Association of Teachers of English.


Online Galleries for Winners


Gold Key Winners Edition

Silver Key Winners Edition

Honorable Mention Winners Edition

List of all winners


Gold Key Winners Edition

Silver Key Winners Edition

Honorable Mention Winners Edition