Utah League of Cities and Towns

Making Life BETTER

ULCT Youth Essay Contest

2019 Essay Contest Winners

Each year, the Utah League of Cities and Towns sponsors an annual essay contest called “Why I Like My Community.”  All 4th and 7th grade students from schools throughout the state are invited to participate, and a panel of judges selects the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place submission.  The award-winning student writers receive $50, $75, and $100, respectively.  Each of their schools receives cash awards of $500, $750, and $1000.

We congratulate the 4th and 7th grade students who won the top 3 prizes in the 2019 competition:

4th Grade

7th grade

The 2019 ULCT “Why I Like My Community” essay contest is made possible through a contribution from Maverik, a sponsor of the Utah League of Cities and Towns.  Maverik’s commitment to the community and desire to acknowledge the talented youth living in our cities and towns makes it possible to provide a much-needed financial contribution to our local schools.

Past Contest Winners

2018 Youth Essay Contest Winners

7th Grade

4th Grade

2017 Youth Essay Contest Winners

7th Grade

4th Grade