One Earth Award Scholarship—Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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The One Earth Award provides $1,000 scholarships to four students whose creative works encourage the awareness of, and meaningful responses to, pressing issues of human-caused climate change. Additional scholarships are also available to two students from each of the following states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

All students in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) are eligible to participate as part of the larger Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

Deadlines vary by region, with the earliest deadlines falling at the beginning of December 2018. You can visit our guidelines and deadlines page for information on when and how students can submit their work. We accept visual art and writing across 29 categories.

Students can start the submission process in three easy steps: 

  1. Get the info! Learn how to enter and find your Affiliate Partner for your region's guidelines and deadlines.
  2. Prepare your work and personal statement! To be considered for the One Earth Award, prepare a brief statement on how your work addresses the theme of climate change.
  3. Create an account! Once your masterpiece is complete, create your Scholastic Awards account and upload your work
  4. Submit! Sign your submission form and then mail it off with your submission fee or fee waiver to the address on your form, or upload your signed form to your account and enter your payment information online.

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Since 1923, the Awards have recognized creative teens in grades 7–12 with opportunities for exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Just a few of our illustrious Alumni include Kay WalkingStick, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Sylvia Plath, Charles White, Paul Chan, Richard Linklater, Marc Brown, and Zac Posen. In 2018, the Awards received nearly 350,000 submissions from students in grades 7–12 nationwide. The Awards also distribute more than $300,000 in direct scholarships annually.

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