The National Council of Teachers of English Announces Results of the 2022 Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Contest
The 2022 contest saw submissions from over 250 schools across the United States and abroad.
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January 30, 2023
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Champaign, Illinois—The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has announced the results of the 2022 Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Contest.
This year, REALM saw 262 magazines enter the contest where nearly one-fourth of entries were first-time submitters. Of the submissions,157 magazines are in their first three years of submitting for the award. Entries from 42 states, Canada, and American schools in China, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico were reviewed by nearly 100 judges and the REALM committee. REALM offers four distinctions, the highest of which is the REALM First Class distinction. Thirty-eight magazines earned the REALM First Class distinction in this year’s contest.
“The REALM First Class prize recognizes the magazines that showcase excellence in the quality and variety of written and artistic works. A First Class magazine serves as a showcase for the school’s top writers and artists, while being itself an excellent piece of publishing craftsmanship,” said Benjamin Taylor Lally, REALM Committee Chair.
“The REALM award honors distinguished student writing and publishing. Students earning REALM recognition exemplify national merit in publishing, content creation and curation, as well as understanding the art and craft of learning. These are skills necessary for literacy in a digital age and the 2023 winners prove to be the best in class,” said Emily Kirkpatrick, NCTE Executive Director.
Congratulations to the 2022 REALM First Class winners:
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology
Briarcliff High School
Brighton High School
Bunker Hill Community College
Cape Fear Academy
Charlotte Latin School
Clarke Central High School
College of Lake County
Cypress Bay High School
Dana Hall School
Dreher High School
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Hopkinton High School
Jackson Preparatory Junior High School
Jericho High School
Lemont High School
Long Beach High School
Loyola Sacred Heart (Missoula Catholic Schools)
Moses Brown School
Northern Highlands Regional High School for Paracosm
Northwestern Michigan College
Orange County School of the Arts
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Park Tudor School
Penn High School
Rocky Mountain High School
Saint Ignatius College Prep
Schalmont High School
St. Clement’s School
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Tarrant County College
The Wheeler School
The Woodlands High School
Township of Ocean Intermediate
United States Air Force Academy
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
Winchester Thurston School
Woodberry Forest School
Woodstock Day School
Xavier College Preparatory School
York Preparatory School
A full list of each REALM distinction can be found here.
The REALM program publicly recognizes excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. REALM is designed to encourage all schools at the middle, secondary, and higher education levels to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. As the nation’s oldest organization of preK through graduate school literacy educators, NCTE has a rich history of deriving expertise and advocacy from its members’ professional research, practice, and knowledge. NCTE is the home of the Intellectual Freedom Center, the National Day on Writing®, ReadWriteThink.org, the Build Your Stack® initiative, and NCTE Verse. NCTE supports nearly 20,000 teachers across the preK–college spectrum, with a mailing list of over 500,000, more than 100,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, and more than 100,000 visitors in web traffic monthly.
For more information, please visit www.ncte.org