Maine College of Art & Design is pleased to be hosting both the Scholastic Art Award Competition and the Congressional Art Awards this year. 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 their creative process.

Click on the categories below to view the Regional Awards and see the amazing work that Maine's talent high school students are making!

Regional -- Gold Key

The very best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national–level recognition. See the winning 2021 Gold Key awardees here.

Regional — Silver Key

Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability. See the winning 2021 Silver Key awardees here.

Regional — Honorable Mention

Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential. See the winning 2021 Honorable Mention awardees here.

Regional — American Visions & Voices Nominees

Five works, from across all categories and grades, are selected from those earning Gold Keys as the “Best-of-Show” for each local program as nominees for the American Visions & Voices Medals.

The Congressional Art Awards will be selected later in the spring.


Header Image Artwork: The Magic of the Wandering Witch by Culiandra Nero, Oxford Hills Tech School, South Paris, Maine

MECA&D's Pre-College Program

This program is open to students who have completed their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior years of High School. Students customize their individual Pre-College program by choosing two majors. This year's program is available for either in-person and online enrollment.