Scholastic art, writing awards accepting entries until Jan. 16 |

Scholastic art, writing awards accepting entries until Jan. 16

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The Nevada Museum of Art is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, which seeks to recognize the country’s best young artists across 30 categories including design, fashion, illustration, painting, ceramics, poetry, persuasive writing, novel writing and others. All Northern Nevada students in 7th through 12th grades are invited to submit their work for the annual competition.

Select award-winning works will be displayed in a month-long exhibition at the Museum March 6-April 3. All students are eligible for regional and national awards. Scholarships are available to seniors.

In 2009 there was a record number of more than 1,000 entries from Northern Nevada students, especially in the senior art portfolio category. Scholarships were awarded to six high school seniors and several national-level awards were granted.

This year marks two new arts categories for young artists to apply: Video Games and Creativity & Citizenship. A full list of categories can be found at:

All artwork must be registered online at and submitted to the Museum on CD-ROM. The deadline for submitting a CD-ROM of registered artwork for the regional competition is Friday, Jan. 15, from 2-6 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Work must be submitted according to the guidelines found at:

The museum will be open and accepting entries through the Museum School/Security entrance from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, and from 10 a.m.-

2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.

Entries received after 2 p.m. on Jan. 16 cannot be considered for the awards.

For more information on the competition, contact Claire Munoz, school services and outreach manager at