Your Utah Story: Student Letter Writing Contest

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Don’t throw away your shot!

Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to enter The New Nation Project’s “Telling My Utah Story” letter writing competition, for a chance to win tickets to attend Hamilton: An American Musical! Qualified entries will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to the performance with an elected official in Salt Lake City on April 19 or 21st, 2018. Submissions are due Tuesday, February 20th.

The letter contest encourages students, the next generation of leaders in Utah, to write to an elected official that represents them. The goals of the contest include:

– Understanding who represents them in public office

– Becoming engaged in the civic process

– Thinking about what student’s are passionate about and what can be improved by the civic process

How to participate:

Select an elected official that represents you, such as a Mayor, City Council member, Senator, etc.

Don’t know who represents you? Use the tools below to find out.                                                

Choose a subject you care about.

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Diversity and Inclusion, Economy and Jobs, Education, Environmental Issues, Health Care, Bullying/Harassment, LGBTQ + Issues, Technology, Rural Issues, and more!

Write a letter to your elected official by using the online form found here.

The content entry portal closes at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 20th.


For contest rules, important dates, and disclaimers, please visit here.

About the New Nation Project

The New Nation Project is a series of events presented by the State of Utah to celebrate the Founding Era of America. The New Nation Project brings together several statewide programs that were inspired by Hamilton. These activities provide opportunities for all Utahns to enjoy our State’s incredible cultural and historical legacy.

To learn more, visit:

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