2018 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

January 24 – February 11, 2018

Exhibition Overview

The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is an annual juried student exhibition presented by the Brooks and Brooks Museum League. As an affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards honors exemplary art by students in seventh through 12th grades, recognizing their outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition and providing cash prizes and scholarship opportunities.

Regional winners are eligible for scholarships and cash prizes, are part of the exhibition at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, are invited to participate in an awards ceremony at the museum, and have their work sent to New York City for national judging.

More than 3,500 entries in a wide variety of categories, including painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, sculpture, graphic design, film, fashion, as well as senior art portfolios were judged by a panel of judges over the course of several days. Judging for the competition takes place digitally, through a blind adjudication process involving a panel of regional artists, art educators, and other arts professionals.

A total of 174 Gold Keys were awarded and are on view at the Brooks through Sunday, February 11.

Click here to view the list of this year's winners.


2018 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Day

Join us for a full day of celebration on Saturday, February 10 as students are recognized for their award-winning works.

  • 11 a.m. - Junior Division, 7th and 8th Grades

  • 12:30 p.m. - Middle Divistion, 9th, 10th, and 11th Grades

  • 2:30 p.m. - Senior Division, 12 Grade

All ceremonies will take place in the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium at the Brooks Museum. A reception will follow each ceremony.


About the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

These Awards began in 1966 as the Junior Mid-South Exhibition. Since 1989, the Brooks has been proud to partner with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a national non-profit organization, to host the regional competition and exhibition for Memphis and the Mid-South area.

Brooks Museum League is an integral part of producing this important exhibition each year. In addition to tremendous financial support, League volunteers spend countless hours ensuring the program is seamless, including planning and coordinating three award ceremonies and a reception for close to 800 students, teachers, and parents.  


Sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.

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