Scholastic, Inc. was founded in 1927. The Central New York Region has sponsored an annual art competition for over 57 years. Scholastic’s Art Awards Program is the largest annual student art competition in Central New York and nationally. Over 5,000 entries are submitted to the CNY competition each year.
Art awards are given in 16 categories of 2 and 3
dimensional media. Nationally, over 100 scholarships are offered each year to
qualified seniors. The CNY Region encompasses 13 counties and over 400 eligible
More than 60 professional educators, artists, and photographers select
the award winners. Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention winners are
recognized along with American Vision winners, Best of Show, scholarship winners
and other cash award winners.
The entire awards show is broadcast to 19 counties in Central New York by WCNY-TV. The exhibit and opening reception are housed at the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the campus of Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY.