Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) Connecticut State Treasurer
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Enter CHET Dream Big!

The 2019 competition is now closed. Winners will be announced in May.

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Connecticut students in grades K – 8 (or equivalent if homeschooled) wishing to participate in the 2019 CHET Dream Big! Competition must submit a completed official entry form along with an original work (art or essay) by March 29, 2019. Entries will not be returned.

STEP 1: Prepare your entry

Grades K-3:
Show us what you want to do after you go to college in an original drawing on an 8.5”x11” piece of paper. For inspiration check out our 2018 winners.

Grades 4-8:
Tell us how you will change the world after you go to college in 250 words or less (typed or hand written). For inspiration check out our 2018 winners.

STEP 2: Fill out your entry form (for online or mail entries)

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an original drawing illustrating, "What do I want to do after I go to college?" - open to grades K‑3
an original essay responding to the question "How will I change the world after I go to college?" - open to grades 4‑8

As parent/guardian of the Entrant I represent and warrant that I am over 18 and give permission on behalf of the student to submit the original drawing or essay uploaded here as an entry in the 2019 CHET Dream Big! Competition. I acknowledge that the student's entry is his/her original work and that drawings, essays and registration forms will not be returned.*
I have read and agree to the Official Rules of the CHET Dream Big! Competition.*
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"Encouraging young Connecticut students to start thinking about and planning for college as early as possible is crucial to their future success. And as the owner of CHET accounts for my two sons, I can’t think of a better way to get started than by taking part in this fun and thought-provoking competition."

– Shawn T. Wooden, Connecticut State Treasurer