Colorado Art Awards


National Site:


Regional adjudication is now complete. See selected artwork HERE

National Awards will be announced on March 16, 2020

Learn about National Special Awards HERE

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12, ages 13+.

In 2019, Colorado had over 6,000 pierces of art from approximately 2,200 students in the program. Submissions are adjudicated and selected works will go on display at the History Colorado Center, Colleen Fanning Art Advisory's Chancery Building, and the Sie Center. Judges look for work that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, American Visions & Voices Nominations in the Spring of 2020 will be celebrated at the regional exhibition and Spring awards ceremonies. 


Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Special Awards. National Medalists will be recognized at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2020.


To learn more about Scholastics Art Awards and how to enter, please click HERE

About the Colorado Art Region

The History Colorado Center serves as the host for Colorado’s region. The Colorado Art Education Association is the official affiliate sponsor. This prestigious national program has been an annual event in Colorado for the last 72 years.

Schools and Educators:


Main Exhibit

To request a field trip with the

History Colorado Center

to see the main exhibition, 

complete their form:



will be exhibited at:

Chancery Art Space

(One block from History Colorado Center)

Tours can be scheduled at 303-513-6150

Showcased at

 Mount Elbert Sponsors

Mount Bierstadt Sponsors

Joyce Butler

Victoria Clements

Gayla Solomon

Little Bear Peak Sponsors