The CHET Dream Big! Competition is a drawing and essay contest. It encourages Connecticut students in grades K-8 to share their dreams of what they want to do after college for a chance to win big prizes. Now in its 11th year, The CHET Dream Big! Competition has helped hundreds of students and parents start thinking about saving for college early.
The CHET Dream Big! Competition runs from January 29, 2018 through March 30, 2018.
If mailing, entries MUST BE postmarked by March 30, 2018 and received NO LATER than April 4, 2018.
We couldn't forget to award all the hard work and effort put forth by all the educators. The school in each county that submits the greatest percentage of completed student entries will be awarded $500.
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Connecticut students in grades K – 8 (or equivalent if homeschooled) wishing to participate in the 2018 CHET Dream Big! Competition must submit a completed official entry form along with an original work (art or essay) by March 30, 2018. Entries will not be returned.
Entry requirements as follows:
Show Us what you want to do after you go to college in an original drawing on an 8.5”x11” piece of paper.
Tell Us how you will change the world after you go to college in 250 words or less (typed or hand written).
Enter by mail in three simple steps:
1) Download, complete and print the entry form. Be sure to include a signature of a parent or guardian and ensure all sections are completed.
2) Attach the entry form to the completed, original, 8.5"x11" work (drawing or essay). For grades K-3, include an original drawing illustrating, "What do I want to do after I go to college?" For grades 4-8, include an original essay responding to the question, "How will I change the world after I go to college?"
3) Mail your completed entry form and the original work to:
CHET Dream Big! Competition
P.O. Box 849
Groton, CT 06340
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