Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) - National Council of Teachers of English

Current REALM committee chair, Benjamin Lally, has created an interactive map of all of the REALM First Class winners from 2008-present. Schools with repeat winners are indicated by their most recent publication that earned the First Class designation. The map is now interactive and some magazines have added their covers or links to their full magazines. Click on some of this year’s winners (the gold pins), to see examples of what makes for a REALM First Class magazine. Please follow the link to see more!

The 2022 designations were announced via email on January 24, 2023 and are listed by state below.

2022 REALM Recipients

There were a total of 262 entries with 38 REALM First Class recipients.

Note: Magazines were scored by national judges.

*No entries

Delaware*

District Of Columbia*

Florida

Georgia

Hawai’i

Idaho*

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

2021 REALM Recipients

There were a total of 209 entries with 13 REALM First Class recipients.

Note: Magazines were scored by national judges.

*No entries

North Dakota*

Ohio

Oklahoma*

Oregon*

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota*

Tennessee

2020 REALM Recipients

There were a total of 182 entries with 42 REALM First Class recipients.

Note: Magazines were scored by national judges.

*No entries

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada*

New Hampshire*

New Jersey

New Mexico*

New York

North Carolina

Texas

Utah

Vermont*

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia*

Wisconsin

Wyoming*

2019 REALM Recipients

There were a total of 325 entries with 46 REALM First Class recipients.

Note: Magazines of state coordinators were scored by national judges.

*No entries

Delaware

District Of Columbia*

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Idaho*

Indiana

Iowa

North Dakota*

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island*

South Carolina

South Dakota*

Tennessee