2023 Young Writers Contest Winners

The Huntsville Literary Association is pleased to announce the winners of our annual Young Writers Contest for 2023.

All the winners were recognized at the Awards Ceremony held on May 7 in the UAH Chan Auditorium.

There were many fine entries again this year, and HLA appreciates the efforts of all the participating students, teachers and parents in our efforts to promote the literary arts in our community.

Click 2023 Young Writers Winners to see the winners in all categories.
Click 2023 Awards Booklet to view/download all the winning entries printed in the contest awards booklet.

2023 First Place Winners

Alice Zou: Lower Elementary Poetry

Zayna Killedar: Upper Elementary Poetry

Latham Wells: Middle School Poetry
Aubrey Reynolds: Middle School Short Story
Jillian Naylor: High School Poetry

Will Cairns: High School Short Story

 Abigail Neely: High School Art

2023 Winning Art Entries

First Place: Surreal Composite by Abigail Neely
Second Place: Reflections on the Mississippi by Danielle Jones Third Place: What I See in Your Eyes by William Perkins

Present and past Young Writers Contest winners can also be seen by selecting the Contest year in the drop-down box below: