The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH) is a regional visual arts affiliate of the prestigious national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year in September, the call goes out from SAANH to all New Hampshire’s Art Educators, grades 7-12, to register and submit their outstanding student artwork.

There are 17 individual categories that students may enter work in. They range from Drawing and Painting to Sculpture and Mixed Media. Seniors may also submit a body of 6 pieces of work in a portfolio to compete for a number of cash and scholarships. The deadline for entries to be received is December 15, 2022.

Interested students or parents should reach out to their art teacher if they have not received information about how to enter by October 1st. More information about this program can be found by going to the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards site: www.artandwriting.org

Additionally, more information can be obtained by contacting Scott Chatfield-Executive Director: scholasticartnh@comcast.net

Who We Are:

Executive Board of Directors:

Executive Director: Scott Chatfield, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (24th year board member)

Assistant Executive Director: Ava-lyn Lane, (retired) Goffstown High School (24th year board member)

Secretary: Laura Weed – Gilford High School – (2nd year board member)

Treasurer: Donald Provencher, Nashua High School North (retired) – (24th year board member)

Outreach: Becky Barsi, The Derryfield School (6th year board member)

Board of Directors:

Amy Christopher, Manchester Memorial High School (6th year board member)

Jessica Cobbett, Winnisquam Regional Middle School (4th year board member)

Michael Gooden, Pinkerton Academy (21st year board member)

Daniel Jones, Pelham High School (3rd year board member)

Danielle Muir, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (5th year board member)

Martha Rives, Souhegan High School (10th year board member)

Lynn Sanborn, Plymouth Regional High School (4th year board member)

Tiffany Smith – Goffstown High School (4th year board member)

Liam Sullivan – Salem High School (2nd year board member)

Erik Surak- Manchester Memorial High School ( 1st year board member)


The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire is a statewide association of art educators, artists, and visual arts institutions who strives to foster creative expression and artistic achievement in all students, grade 7 through 12 who are eligible for the program.


A moment of positive recognition can inspire a student to pursue a lifetime of creative expression.  It is critical to provide each emerging generation of creative leaders with early encouragement and to support artistic development.  Acknowledging that these skills are best nurtured in an environment in which creativity is valued, it is also essential to recognize and reward educators for their classroom efforts to encourage creativity, and to cultivate support for young artists.


We believe that:

  • The arts should be a regular part of the education of all students.
  • Working and thinking creatively are critical skills that should be taught to all students.
  • Developing creative expression can make a significant contribution to success in a number of areas.  These include:
  • Academic Achievement
  • Social Development
  • Employability
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Emerging Technology
  • Exemplary student artists should be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments.
  • Outstanding teachers should be acknowledged and recognized for fostering creative expression.
  • Teacher participation is critical to fulfilling the goals of The Scholastic Art Awards of NH.
  • The arts are critical to the health and future of America’s cultural heritage and economic vitality.


Since 1923, The Scholastic Art Awards have offered millions of students the opportunity to display their art works for regional and national recognition.  Their objective is to foster the confidence of young artists and to invite students to broaden their horizons with opportunities to receive national recognition.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest and longest running programs of their kind in the country.

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization and an Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.   The all volunteer board is composed of elected officers and appointed-members of the art education community who have extensive experience with junior and senior high school art programs in public, private and parochial schools.