Archive for November 24th, 2014


Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

November 24, 2014

MECA Hosting Awards

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 8.23.32 PMMany of you already know about the Scholastics Art and Writing Award Competition and would like Maine to have a Regional Affiliate Host back in the state. Maine College of Art has listened to the requests of hundreds of art educators and also believes that this is an excellent educational experience for our students. Therefore, Maine College of Art will be hosting the the Scholastics Art Awards for the 2015 Competition.

MECA has generously donated the in-kind use of its facilities, gallery space and event resources to host the Art portion of the Competition. The “people time” is generously volunteered by passionate and creative individuals. Those include, art educators, staff and faculty of MECA, Maine Art Education Association, and other non-profit organizations within the state. We are also looking for additional volunteers. If this is something that you are happy to volunteer time to, please contact us your convenience at We would be happy to speak with you.

The Scholastic Art Awards registration and artwork submission is now completely digital through an online process. Students and Art Educators must register through the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards website: Students who participate in this competition are required to pay an entry fee for each submission. The fees are $5 per individual entry and $20 per portfolio entry. Fee waivers are available those who meet the need-based criteria. Portfolio entries are only available to high school seniors. Individual entries are available for students in grades 7 to 12. We are asking that students who submit individual entries after November 15th, to keep the maximum number of entries to 2 individual entries per student. The competition allows seniors to submit up to 2 portfolio submissions.

Tentative Timeline: Schedule for the Maine Affiliate Scholastics Art Awards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014                                     Digital Entries Due
Week of January 5th, 2015                                              Judging
Saturday, January 10, 2015                                             Notification of Results
Saturday and Sunday January 17 & 18, 2015               Delivery of winning entries    elected for the exhibition
Monday, January 19 to Saturday, February 7, 2015   Exhibition Dates
Saturday February 7, 2015                                               Closing Ceremony and day    to pick up exhibition artwork

Please contact Liam Sullivan at if you have any questions about the competition.

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