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Wordfest Writing Awards

In partnership with the Community Writing Center, the Utah Arts Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the Wasatch IronPen/UltraPen Contest

Wordfest Writing Awards

Wasatch IronPen

Fiction (Adult)

  • Winner: James Cox, The Sun’s a Different Color Now
  • Honorable Mention: Cole Fritz, The Beginning

Fiction (Youth)

  • Winner: Katie Hurley, The Sea Spiral

Poetry (Adult)

  • Winner: Rachel White, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty
  • Honorable Mentions; Kathy Ann Rekoutis, Art Endures; Alexandria Shuey, Elements; Aspen Stuart, Erosion

Poetry (Youth)

  • Winner: Joanne Uzoigwe, Liberty’s Mask

Nonfiction (Adult)

  • Winner: Sarah Allen Baird, Visit the Snail

Ultra IronPen (Adult)

  • Winner: Grey Bateman
  • Honorable Mention: Pet Gobman

Ultra IronPen (Youth)

  • Winner: Francesca Vales

Poetry Slam Invitational

  • Youth Individual: Claire Batterman; Kearns High School, Utah
  • Youth Team: SWAG (students from Kearns, Copper Hills and Skyridge)

Team Invitational:

  • 1st place: Salt Lake City Slam; SLC
  • 2nd place: Plumas Colectiva; South Jordan, Utah

Individual Invitational:

  • 1st place: Chris Ware; Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2nd place: Monarch the Poet; Las Vegas, Nevada