CT High school Personal essay contest
This contest is open to all Connecticut High School students who have a passion for writing. The Helix and Central Connecticut State University want to promote and encourage young writers. This contest opens on February 1st and closes on May 1st. The winners will be announced in the Summer of 2021.
Two finalists will be selected. First place receives a $250 prize and will be invited to an event at CCSU. The runner up will receive a $50 prize. Both winners will be featured on our website and in our annual print edition. Winners will also receive a copy of our magazine.
- Must be a personal essay. (i.e Creative Nonfiction)
- Must be currently enrolled in a Connecticut private or public high school.
- The piece has to be 12pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced.
- Must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document via Submittable.
- 1,500 words max.
- Must include: Name, email address, title, name of school currently enrolled, grade.
- The piece cannot be something that has already been published elsewhere.
Please note The Helix has the right to make small edits to your submission.
Any questions regarding the contest can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to reading your submission.
submissions now closed