One hundred sixty-nine New Mexico students entered the 2022 contest. Of those entries, 57 writers advanced to round two and 27 writers advanced to round three. In Level 1, there were 113 entries with 11 letters advancing to round three state judging. In Level 2, there were 42 entries with 13 letters advancing to round three. In Level 3, there were 14 total entries with 3 letters in the final round three state judging. All writers who advanced to round two will receive an award certificate in the mail. From the twenty-seven round 3 state finalists, the state judges selected three champions, three second place writers, three third place writers, and two honorable mention letters. Many New Mexico schools and home schooled students from around the state participate in the competition. We appreciate the support of teachers, librarians, and parents for Letters About Literature.
Thank you to all the students, teachers, librarians, and families who participate in New Mexico’s Letters About Literature program. Keep reading and writing!