Check out the winners from the 2022 Scholastic Art Awards! 

Click here to view: 2022 Scholastic Art Awards Miami Valley Region 

What’s Next:

Please drop off winning artwork to K12 Gallery from January 15th-22nd during normal business hours. Artwork must be matted and ready to hang. 3D pieces will be provided a pedestal and video work will be displayed on a screen. Please leave a label of the student name and art title on the back of the piece. 

View the Exhibition on display in our gallery from January 29-February 26th!

There will be an in-person ceremony to celebrate the winners on February 26th. Masks and social distancing enforced. Please RSVP here no later than February 25th.

Ceremony Times:

8th – 10th Grade Ceremony: 5:00-5:45pm
11th Grade Ceremony: 6:15-7:00pm
12th Grade Ceremony: 7:30-8:15pm

Students may take home work after the last ceremony at 9:30pm. All artwork must be picked up by March 5th.

Questions?  Call or email Steven Yates, MV Regional Scholastic Art Awards Director at 937-461-5149 or [email protected]

2021-22 Scholastic Art Awards

As the Miami Valley Regional Affiliate, K12 Gallery & TEJAS implements the Scholastic Art Awards for teens in the Miami Valley Region. The Scholastic Art Awards is a 98 year old national art competition that lets students compete with others in their region and then with other students nationally. The program fosters creativity and provides a platform for young people to gain recognition and compete for scholarship funds. All students in grades 7-12 are eligible.  K12 Gallery & TEJAS is the Regional Affiliate for the Greater Miami Valley Area, which includes the counties of Greene, Montgomery, Preble, Clark, Miami, Logan, Shelby, Dark, Champaign and Warren (Springboro and Waynesville Schools only).

Important Dates

December 17th – Online Submission Deadline (midnight)

To submit artwork and find more information visit:

Or contact Steven Yates at K12 Gallery & TEJAS at 937.461.5149 or [email protected]



Begun in 1923, the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S. and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers. The awards have an impressive roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, John Baldessari, Sylvia Plath, Phillip Pearlstein, John Currin and Robert Redford.

The Art Awards programs recognizes the work of talented young artists in Grades 7-12. Jurors from a wide variety of art disciplines evaluate each work entered in one of sixteen 2D and 3D media categories. Younger grade levels are juried separately from older grade levels. Jurors do not consider students’ names or schools and artwork is judged solely on originality, technical proficiency and personal vision.

All students whose entries are selected for inclusion in the Miami Valley Regional Exhibition held here at K12 Gallery & TEJAS are awarded a Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention and will receive a certificate of merit at the Regional Awards celebration.

At the completion of our Regional exhibition, Gold Key artworks are sent to New York City via digital form to compete for national honors with others from Regional art exhibitions from across the United States.

Media Categories

Film & Animation
Ceramics & Glass
Comic Art
Mixed Media
Digital Art
Video Game Design*

Art Portfolio** (for graduating seniors)

Please visit the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards website to see a full list of scholarship and award opportunities.

*Judged in New York

**Photography portfolios will now be included under this category.

View the 2022 Adjudicators

2021-22 Submission Information

As the Miami Valley Regional Affiliate, K12 Gallery & TEJAS hosts and coordinates The Awards for the counties of: Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Clark, Miami, Dark, Champaign, Shelby, Logan and part of Warren (Springboro and Waynesville schools only). All students in grades 7-12 residing in those counties are eligible to compete in the Regional Level of the Art Awards through K12 Gallery & TEJAS.

The Art Awards fosters creativity, provides a platform for young people to gain recognition for their excellence in the visual arts, and allows students to compete for scholarship funds.

Students register online and upload images at:

After registering and uploading all images and information online, print, acquire proper signatures and mail or drop off all paperwork to:

K12 Gallery & TEJAS
(Attn: Scholastic Art Awards)
341 S. Jefferson St
Dayton, OH 45402

Submission deadline: December 17, 2021.