Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards


December 6, 2019 Online and Postmark Submission Deadline
January 11, 2020 Adjudication
January 15, 2020 Regional Awards Notification
January 25 and 27, 2020 Gold Key Art Drop Off at Regis West Gallery
February 4 - 22, 2020 Gold Key Exhibition at Regis West Gallery
February 22, 2020 Awards Ceremony at Weisman Art Museum
February 22 and 24, 2020 Art Pick Up at Regis West Gallery
March 16, 2020 National Notification


MSAA Deadline is December 6, 2019

We're here to guide you through the submission process
The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards online and postmark deadline for art submissions is December 6, 2019.

Work that a student has created after January 1, 2019 is eligible. When students submit their work, they should select their current grade at the time of submission, not the grade they were in when the work was created.

Log in to your account or register your new account at:



Pay via PayPal, check made payable to Art Educators of Minnesota, or Fee Waiver Form.

The fee for individual submissions is $7.00 for the 2020 Awards program year.
The fee for senior portfolios (eight works) is $25.00 for the 2020 Awards program year.

Senior Portfolios:
Upload your best work first for your portfolio.
Art Portfolios should contain a series of 8 distinct works that communicate a single cohesive idea or visual investigation. The works can come from one category or any combination of multiple categories. The senior portfolios are judged as a whole with 8 pieces each.

Selections from a portfolio may also be submitted as an individual work. An additional $7.00 fee is charged for each individual work submitted.

Photography submissions are limited to 16 per student. There is no limit to the number of submissions that can be made in all other categories.

As we have in previous years, if these submission fees present a significant barrier to a student's participation, please submit a Fee Waiver Form. We will waive the submission fee.

Fee Waiver Forms are available in the ORS student accounts. Fee Waiver Forms will auto populate with student and parent/guardian information from the student's account. Students can submit all forms online or print and mail Fee Waiver Forms with completed Submission Forms to:

Attn: Karen Wilcox
Weisman Art Museum
333 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Questions? Contact Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards 
Event Coordinator Karen Wilcox 

Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards is an

Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers


The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition is the regional Scholastic event for our area.

The University of Minnesota was pleased to host the 2019 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) Co-sponsored by the Art Educators of Minnesota.







Click the links below to see the 2019's winning works.

Gold Key: 


Silver Key:


Honorable Mention:







Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.







The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) exhibition and awards ceremonies are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, contributors and Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM). To learn more about how you can contribute to AEM, please visit www.aem-mn.org/donate.







The presentation of the MSAA exhibitions and awards ceremonies at the Regis Center for Art and the Weisman Art Museum demonstrates the high level of achievement by art students across the state of Minnesota, and the exceptional academic resources at the University of Minnesota for the study, practice and presentation of the visual arts.





Sponsored by the University of MN Department of Art, the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, and the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM), and Triarco.