What’s Your Issue?

If you are a Utah student in grades 9-12, write a letter to one of your elected officials about an issue you care about and propose a solution for the chance to win a ticket to see Hamilton in Salt Lake City.

Alexander Hamilton, as detailed in the hip-hop themed musical Hamilton, rose to the top because he wrote non-stop. He wrote speeches, legal arguments, editorials, and letters.

Lots of letters.

The arguments and ideas put forth by Hamilton helped fuel the American Revolution and shaped the future of a young country. While controversial even today, his ideas had impact because he wrote them down and shared them widely. Then, he wrote some more.

He wrote like he was running out of time.

Even today, the power of the written word remains one of the most persuasive tools available. While few can rival the non-stop output of Hamilton, everybody has to start somewhere. So why not start now? 

Oh, and did we mention every Utah high school student that writes a letter will be entered into a random drawing for a ticket to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton? 

Getting Started

To help you get started, check out this guide. It will walk you through the process in 3 easy steps.

Some Things You Need To Know

By submitting a qualified entry into  this contest, you will be entered in a drawing to win a ticket to attend Hamilton with one of your elected officials on April 19 or April 21, 2018. Those coming from 50+ miles away are encouraged to apply for trip reimbursement to help cover travel and meals.

Our goal in sponsoring this letter writing contest is for students like you, the next generation of leaders in Utah, to:

  1. Know who represents you in public office.
  2. Become engaged in the civic process.
  3. Think about what you are passionate about and can improve through the civic process.
We strongly advise you show the contest rules to your parent(s) or guardian(s).