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16th Annual Connecticut Young Writer's Competition

Written by Christopher J. Herman

Willimantic, Conn. - The Connecticut Young Writer's Trust has announced its 16th Annual Writing Competition, the state's longest running literary contest dedicated to encouraging youth literacy and creative expression. The organization encourages high school teachers from around the state to submit their students' prose and/or poetry to the annual writing competition through their online system.
Students need to be enrolled or in the equivalent of 9th through 12th grades in a public, private, parochial, Catholic, remedial or home school and all nominations must be made by a teacher. The annual awards ceremony will be held in June, where a team of published writers, journalists, and professors will announce the winners from a pool of finalists.

  Finalists and two teachers will be rewarded for their hard work at the awards ceremony. The high school teachers who enter the most submissions in poetry and in prose respectively will receive $250 to the retailer of their choosing. The deadline for submissions is March 15. Enter all submissions at

  For more information, visit,; or email Connecticut's Young Writer's Trust at

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