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Young writers can enter competition
Published: 07:29 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2010
Teenage writers of poetry and prose from across Connecticut may submit original entries to an annual literary competition. The entry deadline is Feb. 1.
Winning entrants will be awarded cash prizes and have the possibility of their work being published in the literary journal Connecticut Review.
The competition, for ages 13 to 18, is a project of the Connecticut State University System and the Connecticut Young Writers Trust. It is specifically designed to encourage young writers and poets in the state.
Two teens from each of Connecticut's eight counties will win cash awards for prose or poetry . Entries must be nominated by a teacher in a public or private school; home school entries are also accepted.
For more information, including entry forms, visit www.ct.edu/ctyoungwriters or contact Andy Thibault of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust at 860- 690-0211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Britain Herald
Serving New Britain, Conn.,
and surrounding areas
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 10:20 PM EST
The Connecticut Young Writers Competition for high school students is designed to encourage young writers and poets in Connecticut.
Now in its 13th year, the competition provides young poets and writers in each of Connecticut’s eight counties an opportunity to win cash prizes, and proceed to represent their county in a statewide competition.
Teenage writers of prose and poetry from across Connecticut, ages 13-18, are encouraged to submit original entries to an annual literary competition which awards winning entrants with cash prizes and an opportunity to have their work published in the literary journal of the Connecticut State University System, CT Review.
During this academic year, two young writers from each of Connecticut’s eight counties will win cash awards for either prose or poetry writing.
Entries must be nominated by a teacher in a public or private school, and postmarked on or before Feb. 1. Home school entries are also accepted. (In 2009, there were more than 580 entries.)
Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will receive the initial entries and host county award ceremonies in April 2010.
Entries are sent directly to one of the universities, depending upon the county in which the student lives.
From the select group of county winners, a distinguished panel of judges will select the state’s top poet and writer at a dinner and awards ceremony held in late May or early June 2010.
The two winners will each have an opportunity to be published in CT Review.
Winners are also interviewed by local media, and have their work highlighted on the Web site of the Connecticut State University System.