Student writer competition under way

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. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in June.

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.

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