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Alabama Writers’ Forum High School Literary Arts Awards

April 22 Awards Ceremony CANCELED

We regret that we must cancel the April 2020 HSLAA awards celebration at the state capitol because of the Covid19 virus directives.

However, judging is taking place now, and we will announce winners to teachers on April 9 and post winners online by April 13 at

We will mail physical awards to students at home after the announcement. This may take a little time so please be patient with us. AWF staff will notify legislators about their constituent winners as usual. This is a top priority for us as it is our number one opportunity for arts advocacy on the state level.

Please know that we deeply regret missing our chance to meet Alabama’s promising young writers and their dedicated teachers and supportive family members. We hope and pray next year we’ll have a great celebration in Montgomery as usual.

In the meantime, if you have questions, please email me directly at  My cell is 334 221 5013. Our staff is working at home until further notice.

Stay safe and well! Although it is very inconvenient for everyone, we writers are getting some really precious down time. I hope everyone can all make good use of it!

Best wishes,

Jeanie Thompson
Executive Director


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