Utah League of Cities and Towns

Making Life BETTER

ULCT Youth Essay Contest

The Utah League of Cities and Towns encourages the youth of our state to become more aware of their communities.  An annual essay contest, “Why I Like My Community,” is open to students in fourth and seventh grades.  Many teachers have commented that the contest enhances the social studies curriculum for these two grades by giving students an opportunity and some encouragement to look at their communities in new ways.  Others have used the contest as a concrete way to use the writing process.

Cash prizes will be awarded to students and their schools.  First place winners will receive $100 and the school will receive $1000; second place, $75 and $750; and third place, $50 and $500.

We encourage you to share the “hometown pride” held by members of your community by inviting principals, teachers and students in your to participate in the 2018 ULCT Essay contest.

Watch the 2017 video here!