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Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region

Every day at Writopia Lab, we witness the transformative power of being heard. Because of this experience, we are dedicated to giving teen writers the opportunity to be read—and celebrated—as part of the broader literary community. To help make this possible, Writopia Lab is the official affiliate partner for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

It costs Writopia over $50,000 to run the Scholastic Writing Awards in three regions. Please donate today to help support this important work. Thank you!

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards accept submissions each year beginning in September, and the deadline for submissions is early December. The Hudson-to-Housatonic Region’s full guidelines for submission, deadlines, and coverage area are available online.

Regional recognition includes Gold Key awards, Silver Key awards, and Honorable Mentions. Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Five submissions from the region are nominated each year for the American Voices medal, and one of those works is awarded a national American Voices medal.

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Regional Ceremony

To recognize their outstanding work, Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited each year—along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors—to the Awards Ceremony for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 629-9510

Program Partners

Since 2013, The Crosswicks Foundation has generously provided the annual Madeleine L'Engle Scholarship prize, presented each year to the H2H Region's top Senior Portfolio. Mrs. L'Engle's literary legacy of more than 60 published works included the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time.

Since 2017, The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY has presented prizes for middle school writers aimed at empowering and emboldening 8th-grade writers who demonstrate exemplary skill and promise in their writing abilities, and to encourage their interest in and love for the craft.

Through its MFA in Creative Writing program, Manhattanville College partners with Writopia Lab to help adjudicate the H2H Regional Awards and to help host the annual Awards Ceremony at Manhattanville's own O'Byrne Chapel.

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