And Today's Hartford Courant School Page:
Entries for the annual IMPAC-Connecticut State University System Young Writers competition are due [with a] Feb. 1 [postmark].
Writers aged 13 to 18 during this school year may compete in the contest, which is sponsored by CSU and IMPAC Control Systems Inc. The competition has awarded $150,000 to young writers in the state since 1998.
Public, private or home school teachers must sign the entry form and nominate the poets and writers. Writers are encouraged to direct their prose or poetry to the CSU campus closest to the county in which they live.
Contacts for the program include Susan Gilmore of the Department of English at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, for Hartford and Tolland counties; Christopher Torockio of the Department of English at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, for New London and Windham counties; Tim Parrish, creative writing coordinator at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, for Middlesex and New Haven counties; and Betsy McDonoughof the president's office at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, for Fairfield and Litchfield counties.
Poets and writers in each of Connecticut's eight counties win $1,000 prizes annually, which are awarded during ceremonies at the four CSU campuses.
Entry forms were sent to all public, private and parochial secondary schools this fall. Entry forms and rules may also be downloaded from www.ctstateu.edu or www.ctyoungwriters.org