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.
NOTE: The 2018 entry period is now closed.
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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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by the Office of Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. and CHET.
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