about the contest

The 2023 Wyoming Letters About Literature Contest is now open; submissions must be received by January 31, 2023.

Wyoming Letters About Literature promotes the excitement and value of reading and writing. Entries will be judged at the state level in three age categories: grades 4-6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12. At each level, winners will receive an Amazon gift card worth $150 for first place, $100 for second, or $50 for third. Both individual and classroom entries are welcome.

Questions may be directed to Lucas Fralick at lucas@thinkwy.org or 307. 660.0729.This contest is presented as part of the Wyoming Center for the Book, now housed with Wyoming Humanities.

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This contest is presented as part of the Wyoming Center for the Book, now housed with Wyoming Humanities.

2021-2022 Winners

Grades 4-6:
1st Place: Caroline Childers, Lander – “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper

2nd Place: Arya Ghormley, Lander – “Keeper of the Lost Cities” by Shannon Messenger

3rd Place: Charlotte Osborne, Lander – “Helpers” by Nate Long

Honorable Mention: Kimberly Weber, Lander – “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson

Grades 7-8:
1st Place: Kailee Grimes, Pinedale – “The Histories” by Herodotus

2nd Place: Royce Hancock, Riverton – “All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome” by Kathy Hoopmann

3rd Place: Evie Mushlock, Shell – “Refugee by Alan GratzHonorable

Mention: Elsie Bott, Riverton – “Fablehaven” by Brandon Mull

Grades 9-12:
1st Place: Malorie Bender, Lander – “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily Danforth

2nd Place: Parker Zoe Jackson, Laramie – “Throne of Glass” Series by Sarah Maas

3rd Place: Ethan Cearlock, Powell – “The Stranger” by Albert CamusHonorable

Mention: Alexandra Tibbets, Green River – “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

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