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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Governor Spencer J. Cox has signed a declaration naming March:


To celebrate, Operation Literacy is hosting a FREE writing contest in March for Utah teens in grades 7-12.


Are you proud of something you've written this school year? Submit it in our contest!


The contest will include a one-page (300 words max) writing sample in one of five categories:

  • Poetry

  • Persuasive Writing

  • Narrative Writing

  • Exposition

  • Graphic novel


Entries will be judged by Operation Literacy with support from local university partners. The entry deadline is March 31st and one winner from each category will be announced on Monday, April 20, 2024.

Category winners get a BOOK BUNDLE and an exclusive meet and greet with Utah’s First Lady, Abby Cox and #1 NYT Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, who is the Utah Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!

Learn more about contest rules and guidelines on our submission form.

Good luck!

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