Submissions sought for 'Celebration of Young Writers'

The After School Arts Program in Washington, which serves northwestern Connecticut, is accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Celebration of Young Writers.

The event showcases students writing from across the state of Connecticut.

All public, private, and home-schooled children in grades K-12 are encouraged to participate.

A panel of judges will select exceptional pieces of writing through a blind process where all names and schools are removed.

This year’s event will be held June 2 the Gunnery in Washington.

The deadline for submissions is March 30.

For information on how all writings must be submitted, visit

The evening will conclude with one outstanding teacher being awarded The Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Deadline for teacher nominations for the Frank McCourt Prize in Excellence in Teaching is also March 30.

For more information on nominations and applications for the Frank McCourt Prize, visit

For information about submissions or nominations, call Jenn Pote at 860-868-0740, ext. 304.