NSL Reads

2024 THEME: "If you could go anywhere in VR, where would you go?"Copy of NSL Reads 2022 Essay Contest ONLY

Or, Option 2: "Write a letter to your future self about your favorite technology in 2024."

ESSAY CATEGORIES: There are three categories based on the author’s age on March 4, 2024. Adults are not permitted to assist young adults or children with their submissions.

  • Adult (18 years or older)
  • Young Adult (12-to-17 years)
  • Child (11 years or younger)

PRIZES: Three prizes will be awarded in each age category:

  • 1st ($50 gift card to Barnes & Noble)
  • 2nd ($30 gift card to Barnes & Noble)
  • 3rd ($20 gift card to Barnes & Noble)


CONTACT INFORMATION: Include a cover page with your submission containing your name and age category, the title of your submission, the word count, and your contact information (mailing address, telephone number, and email address). Put the title and page number on each page of your submission. Do not put your name on your submission. Manuscripts will not be returned.

WORD COUNT: Adult submissions may contain up to 3,000 words, young adult submissions up to 2,000 words, and child submissions up to 500 words.

FORMAT: All submissions should use 12 pt. font and be double spaced, except that child submissions may be handwritten. If submissions are emailed, they must be saved as a Word document or a PDF file.

DEADLINE: The deadline is Monday, March 4, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Submissions may be emailed to parksandarts@NSLCITY.ORG or hand-delivered/mailed to:

NSL Reads Annual Writing Competition

10 E Center Street

North Salt Lake, UT 84054

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: Winners will be announced at the NSL Reads Author Night, a free, family event on Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7:00 p.m. at CITY HALL. Participants are encouraged to invite their family and friends. 

For more info, email parksandarts@nslcity.org

NSL Reads 2024 Author Night (1)