Utah League of Cities and Towns

Making Life BETTER

ULCT Youth Essay Contest

2019 Essay Contest

Each year the League invites all Utah students from 4th and 7th grade to write an essay about the attributes of their respective communities and participate in the contest.  As these students have spent the year studying state history as part of the social studies curriculum, it’s a wonderful opportunity for them to evaluate the things they value about the city or town in which they reside.  Teachers from every school then select one essay per class for submission to the contest.  After a team professional educators reads all submissions, three winning essays are selected from each grade.

First Prize:          Student $100  School $1,000

Second Prize:     Student $75    School $750

Third Prize:         Student $50    School $500

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