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2020 – 2021 Awards Year

Throughout the spring, continue working on your next great piece. It is never too early to start preparing your submission for next September! Then, this summer, there’s a lot going on in RAL . . . keep an eye on your calendar so you don’t miss anything!

  • April 16, 2020 – Start.Write.Now April. Check the blog to meet your first featured alum and see the Start.Write.Now April prompt.
  • May 13, 2020 – Start.Write.Now April responses are due! Email your responses to ral@artandwriting.org with the subject line, “RAL Start.Write.Now.”
  • May 14, 2020 – Start.Write.Now May. Check the blog to meet your latest featured alum and see the Start.Write.Now May prompt.
  • May 28, 2020 – Start.Write.Now April responses & Amazon gift card recipients are posted.
  • June 4, 2020 Digital National Ceremony to celebrate National Medalists!
  • June 8, 2020 – Start.Write.Now May responses are due! Email your responses to ral@artandwriting.org with the subject line, “RAL Start.Write.Now.”
  • June 17, 2020 – Start.Write.Now May responses & Amazon gift card recipients are posted.
  • June 18, 2020 – Start.Write.Now June. Check the blog to meet your latest featured alum and see the Start.Write.Now June prompt.
  • July 9, 2020 – Start.Write.Now June responses are due! Email your responses to ral@artandwriting.org with the subject line, “RAL Start.Write.Now.”
  • July 15, 2020 – Start.Write.Now June responses and Amazon gift card recipients are posted.
  • July 16, 2020 – Start.Write.Now July. Check the blog to meet your latest featured alum and see the Start.Write.Now July prompt.
  • August 3, 2020 – Start.Write.Now July responses are due! Email your responses to ral@artandwriting.org with the subject line, “RAL Start.Write.Now.”
  • August 6, 2020
    • Start.Write.Now July responses and Amazon gift card recipients are posted.
    • Start.Write.Now August. Check the blog to meet your latest featured alum and see the Start.Write.Now August prompt.
  • August 21, 2020 – Start.Write.Now August responses are due. Email your responses to ral@artandwriting.org with the subject line, “RAL Start.Write.Now.”
  • August 26, 2020 – Start.Write.Now August responses & Amazon gift card recipients are posted.

As you head back to school this fall, remember to update your Scholastic Awards dashboard to prepare to submit your original creative works to the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Check back in with the RAL blog for tips on submitting, including suggestions from previous RAL judges.

  • September 1, 2020 – The 2021 Scholastic Awards Program begins! As of this day, the Awards are officially open to submit. Log into your dashboard to update your information, and to begin the submission process.
  • Check back here for upcoming RAL submission deadlines and notification days!