Contest highlights public lands experiences in San Juan County
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The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is conducting a writing/visual contest to learn about and share the experiences local residents have had on public lands within the county. Local residents are invited to submit written or visual entries that describe their experiences on, memories of, and ties to public lands.

Entries may include personal essays, poetry, photographs, artwork, or other information that is written or visual. The Redd Center is offering cash prizes ranging from $5 to $100 for the best entries. A grand prize of $300 will also be awarded, according to a news release from the group. Judging will be in three age categories: children (age 8 to 12), young adults (age 13-17), and adults.

Entries should describe an experience on the public lands in San Juan County.

Entries will be accepted in two general categories – written and visual. Subgroups such as poetry, history, personal essay may be created as the number of written entries requires, officials said. The subcategories for visual are artwork and photographs.

Submissions can be made online at; via email to or by mail to San Juan County Story Contest, Charles Redd Center, 366 SWKT, BYU, Provo, UT 84602. Artists should submit a photograph of their submission. No submissions will be returned to authors.

The deadline for submissions is March 15. Awards will be announced on or before April 15.

For more information, contact Jessie Louise Embry at, 801-422-7575.

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