for teens, by teens
Registration for the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards is now open!

As the Northern New Jersey affiliate of the Scholastic Art Awards, MAM partners with the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to identify and recognize teenagers in grades 7 to 12 with exceptional artistic talent and offers opportunities to gain national recognition and scholarships for their work. Artwork is judged by professional artists and art educators on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. MAM’s region includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties.

This year's submission and payment deadline is December 15, 2020.

Submit your artwork and forms at artandwriting.org, then use this link to pay and complete your registration.

You will receive a confirmation email once you complete your online payment. If your submission is missing forms or payment, you will receive an email from us letting you know. Due to a large volume of submissions, we are not able to send confirmation emails individually for completed submissions.

a teen artist in summerart is drawing a still like on an easel board.
Private Portfolio Consultations

Planning to apply to art school? Schedule a 60-minute, one-on-one consultation with one of our expert art instructors. Receive feedback on your portfolio and learn how to strengthen it for admissions officers at art colleges and universities. Students must come prepared with 20 well-photographed pieces saved in a Google drive folder to be shared with the instructorEmail nstoler@montclairartmuseum.org to make an appointment.

$80 members

$100 nonmembers