The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is run by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. a not-for-profit organization that supports young artists and writers. Each year, the Awards provide the opportunity for more than 250,000 teenagers in grades 7-12 to earn regional and national honors. Graduating high school seniors who submit portfolios of their work have the opportunity to compete for more than $1.5 million in scholarships from colleges and universities across the US.
Scholastic Parent & Child® and Scholastic Early Childhood Today™ magazines, in conjunction with National Childcare Professionals Day, launched the Scholastic Early Childhood Professional Awards in 1998. Today the awards remain the top program in the US to recognize early childhood professionals. The program celebrates the special relationship between parents and the childcare professionals who are partners in caring for and teaching their children.