Literary Competition

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.

2018 Literary competition 

We would like to thank those who entered the 2018 Murray Literary Competition! We had many wonderful and creative entries. Watch for our next competition in 2020!

2018 First Place Winners:

  • Child/Youth Chapter Book: David R. Christensen “The Warrior Princess” 
  • Poetry: Carol Joan Bennion Quist “New, New Year’s Eve” 
  • Personal Narrative: Lynn T. Wood “To Fire or Not to Fire” 
  • Short Story: David R. Christensen “Douglas: The Winner!” 
  • Novel: Carol Joan Bennion Quist “Odd Man Out”