Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards



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

The 2022 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards were held virtually again this year due to Covid.19.  The judging of almost 2,800 submissions was held on January 8th. The link for the winning works can be found by clicking HERE.

The Award Ceremony was held virtually on Saturday, February 26th at 2 PM.


Due to having to hold the competition virtually as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of the winning works were not able to be physically displayed at the Regis Center's West Gallery as they normally are. Nor were the Awards Ceremony able to be held at the Weisman Art Museum. As a result of the combined efforts of the University of Minnesota and the Weisman Art Museum, with the support of the MSAA Committee and Art Educators of Minnesota, the 2022 MSAA competition was able to take place. 


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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 for the study, practice and presentation of the visual arts awards ceremonies, demonstrates the high level of achievement by art students across the state of Minnesota, and the exceptional academic resources at the University of Minnesota

KEATON MAYHEW      HAZEL MEERSON-HENDRIE      CATRIELLE BARNETT                                                                               


Note that the judging guidelines for the Minnesota Scholastic Art Award entries are in line with the 2018 Minnesota State Visual and Media Arts  Standards. Click  HERE to see the document.

       ABIGAIL HWANG            JULIA HARMS                  AMIRA SINCLAIR                


                                           MSAA Sponsorship

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