Every other year, Murray City holds a Literary Competition. The competition is open to Murray residents from grade 9 through adult. A Grand Prize winner receives a $100 cash prize or up to $400 towards attendance at a writer's conference of his or her choice. Divisions include Grades 9-12 and Adult. Categories include Children's Picture Book, Children/Youth Chapter Book, Poetry, Short Story, Personal Narrative, and Novel.
The next Murray Literary Competition will be held in 2018.