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Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Arts Awards is a visual arts competition open to students in grades 7-12.  The program is designed to identify students with exceptional artistic talent and to display their incredible work in the exhibition at SUNY New Paltz.  Scholastic is a national program and regional student winners receive the opportunity for recognition, publication, and scholarships. High school seniors who submit portfolios are considered for more than $1.5 million in tuition scholarships at colleges across the nation. For additional national information and individuals registering please go to:

Sponsored by: 

Sullivan County BOCES, Dutchess BOCES, Middletown School District, Orange County Arts Council


Participating Counties: 

Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster

School District Cost:  

School Registration Form

$1000 per High School Building / $500 per Middle School Participation - CoSer Participants 

$1500 per High School Building  / $750 per Middle School Participation   - Non-CoSer Districts    

Costs Include:

  • Registration into the National Arts Awards  
  • Personalized assistance with paperwork, the website, and guidance with online registration 
  • An art exhibit showcasing our students’ artwork
  • An awards ceremony presenting awards to our students
  • Certificates, pins, programs, and congratulatory letters for students based on award level

School’s role:

  • Provide a designated person to be a liaison for the district to help with the school’s online submissions of artwork, digitization of artwork
  • Adhere to deadlines
  • Drop off the artwork of Gold and Silver winners at a BOCES collection site


Susan Zieres,
Coordinator of Instructional Technology & Arts in Education / Distance Learning
Data Protection Officer
Phone:(845) 295-4049