Scholastic Art Awards

The College of Arts + Architecture is honored to be an Affiliate Partner for the Mid-Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards, serving 18 counties in the piedmont region of North Carolina. Established in 1923 by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing creative accomplishments of students in grades 7–12. 

The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify young students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world. Through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. 

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!


Adams Billboard sign
See winning entries throughout the county in the Adams Outdoor Billboard Gallery!


2020 Gold Key Awards Exhibition INFO

The Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Awards Ceremony

2020 Gold Key Exhibit
February 4-March 2, 2020

Spirit Square Galleries
345 North College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (excluding when gallery is rented for events)

2020 Silver Key Exhibits
February 4 - March 2, 2020 

Two Locations:
Mint Museum Uptown

500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Gallery hours: Wed. 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Fri. 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sat. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun. 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Mint Uptown is closed to the public Feb. 14-17

Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
Gallery hours: Wed. 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Th - Sat. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun. 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Can't make it to the exhibition? Click below to see Gold Key work 

Gold Keys in Arts and Writing


Contact Tesh Ramey, Arts Education Specialist

UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture


UNC Charlotte would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of the Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. We couldn't do it without you!
Arts +     Art Matters     Bechtler Museum of Modern Art     Blumenthal Performing Arts
Pottery Central     Mint Museum       International Art Materials association