Each year, the Alabama Writers’ Forum recognizes outstanding young writers, their teachers and schools with the Alabama High School Literary Arts Awards. This year, more than 300 submissions were received from high schools across the state, from Anniston to Gulf Shores. Twenty-five top level awards were given, including four for literary magazines and four senior scholarships. Ninety-four winners were recognized in total. Brand new this year is the Judith Hillman Paterson Award for Excellence in Essay Writing, given in memory of beloved Alabama writer Judy Paterson with support from her friend and former AWF board member Ruth Ott of Montgomery.

See the full list of winners here.