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Original Writing Competition

Established in 1958, the competition awards Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms. Submissions must be original works and 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.

Click HERE to read an informative article by Connie Goldsmith, last year’s Young Adult Book judge, with tips on polishing your manuscript before entering it in a competition.

The 2016 guidelines will be coming later in the spring. Stay tuned.

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

2015 OWC List of Winners

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

Questions?

Contact Alyssa Hickman Grove at agrove@utah.gov or 801.236.7548.

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