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Original Writing Competition

TWIG Media Lab took some great photos and video of our Original Writing Competition Awards Celebration on November 1, 2014 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

Here’s a link to the photos:

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Here’s the video:

Established in 1958, the competition identifies and awards Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in the form of short stories, essays, poems, and full-length manuscripts for readers of all ages. Submissions must be original works. They cannot be published or accepted for publication at the time of entry. Manuscripts will be reviewed in a blind process by five to seven judges selected from outside of Utah.

Past award winners have included Ron Carlson, former Utah Poets Laureate David Lee, Ken Brewer, and Katharine Coles, current Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen, Pam Houston, Lyman Hafen, Margaret I. Rostkowski, John Bennion, Scott Cairns, Rob Carney, and Susan Howe. There is no entry fee for the competition, and it is open to all Utah residents.

The 2015 competition guidelines will be posted in mid-April, and the competition will open in late April. Until then, please consult the 2014 guidelines as a reference.

Click on the links below to see lists of winners in previous years.

2014 OWC List of Winners

2013 OWC List of Winners

2012 OWC List of Winners

2011 OWC List of Winners

2010 OWC List of Winners


Contact Alyssa Hickman Grove at or 801.236.7548.

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