Youth Essay and Poetry Writing and Art Contest

Submissions welcome through February 15, 2018!

The third annual Youth Essay and Poetry Writing and Art Contest, sponsored this year by Mothers United Against Violence (MUAV), Step Up Step Out to End Cultural Violence (SUSO), and the Mark Twain House and Museum, is inviting all Hartford resident children and non-Hartford residents attending Hartford schools in grades 4-12 to enter this contest. 

Contestants may write an essay, produce art, or prepare a poem addressing either of two topics:  "Hartford through my Eyes," or "What Makes Hartford Special to Me."

Rules for entry are available in Hartford schools, magnet schools, after-school programs, at all Hartford Library branches, and on our website at www.HartfordContest2017.com. Submissions are welcome through February 15, 2018 and may be uploaded online or dropped off at 543 Prospect Avenue, Hartford.

There are three categories:  grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12. There is a cash prize for each category and a grand prize of $500.