Regional — Gold Key
The very best works submitted to local programs. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national–level recognition
Regional — Silver Key
Stand-out works submitted to local programs that demonstrate exceptional ability.
Regional — Honorable Mention
Accomplished works submitted to local programs showing great skill and potential.
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.
National — Gold Medal
The most outstanding works in the nation.
National — Silver Medal
Works demonstrating high honors on the national level.
National — American Visions & Voices Medals
One work from each local region, from the five American Voices & Visions Nominees, will earn an American Visions & Voices Medal.
National — Gold Medal & Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolios
Seniors with outstanding portfolios are recognized with Gold Medal Portfolio and Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio Awards. These honors include scholarships.
National — Special Achievement Awards
Additional awards and scholarships are presented through the support of Scholastics sponsors.