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2020 – 2021 Awards Year

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 enter. Log into your dashboard to update your information, and to begin the entry process.
  • October/November, 2020 – Virtual events on how to enter the Scholastic Awards, hosted by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Check out the Upcoming Events page for more information.
  • December 1, 2020 – Entry deadline for Art and Writing RAL Midwest ONLY. Works, submission forms, and payments (including fee waivers) MUST be completed and submitted online through dashboards via digital upload by 11:59 pm EST.
  • December 4, 2020 – Entry deadline for ALL OTHER Art and Writing RAL regions. Works, submission forms, and payments (including fee waivers) MUST be completed and submitted online through dashboards via digital upload by 11:59 pm EST.
  • January, 2021 – A virtual Regional Awards Ceremony will be announced! Check your regional microsite for more information.
  • January 28, 2021 – RAL Regional Notification Day! Check your dashboard to see if you received a regional award. Award recipients will find congratulatory letters and certificates in their dashboard.
  • March 15, 2021 – Deadline to download certificates and congratulatory letters from your dashboard. Be sure to download and save a copy of each before March 15!