Since 1958, the Utah Original Writing Competition has awarded Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms. Submissions must be original works and, with some exceptions, cannot be published or accepted for publication at the time of entry. Manuscripts are reviewed in a blind process by judges selected from outside of Utah. There is no entry fee, and it is open to all Utah residents age 18 and over.
The 2016 Utah Original Writing Competition is now open. Please download and read the 2016 guidelines before submitting. The link to the online submission form is included in the guidelines.
2016 Competition Timeline
Monday, May 2, 2016: Guidelines posted and submission period opens
Friday, June 24, 2016: Submissions due by 5 p.m. MDT (all submissions must be made online)
September 2016: Winners and press notified
October/November 2016: Awards presentation
Click on the links below to see lists of winners in previous years:
Contact Alyssa Hickman Grove at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801.236.7548.