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Congratulations 2024 DC Metro Scholastic Writing Awards recipients!

View the full list of works recognized in the 2024 DC Metro Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards below!

A panel of professional novelists, editors, teachers, poets, librarians, journalists, and other literary professionals selected these works from 2,351 works submitted this year.

  • 482 Honorable Mentions awarded to promising works
  • 258 Silver Keys awarded to distinguished works
  • 110 Gold Keys awarded to the most accomplished works
  • 4 American Voice Nominees selected as the strongest regional works

Gold Keys are automatically forwarded for consideration at the national level of the Scholastic Writing Awards.

DC Awards Ceremony

To recognize their outstanding work, this year's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the 2024 Awards Ceremony for the DC Metro Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

  • Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2024
  • Time: 2 PM to 4 PM ET
  • Where: UDC Theater of the Arts
    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Click here to RSVP!

American Voices Nominees

  • Dylan Furbay of Landon School for Man, Monster, Man-Monster: Masculinity (Critical Essay)
  • Lily Scheckner for My Backseat Baby: or, My Last Name (Poetry)
  • Chelsea Zhu of Richard Montgomery High School, for Song of Survival (Poetry)
  • Aileen Zhao of Mclean High School, for Robot Girl (Science Fiction & Fantasy) & Everyone You’ve Ever Kissed Up To Now (Poetry)

2024 DC Metro Scholastic Awards