The Essay Contest

Please be aware that the Essay Contest will now run in the WINTER. Registration will open on December 1st, 2024, the deadline for submissions will be February 1st, 2025, and winners will be released on March 1st, 2025!

Theme for the 2025 contest: Connect for the Love of Languages!

The CT COLT Essay Contest is an annual event open to students whose teachers are members of CT COLT.  Each year, the Essay Contest has a different theme, as well as a series of prompting questions that will help students compose their work. It is to be in either letter or essay format, consisting of no more than two typed, double-spaced pages. Writers are encouraged to include their own viewpoints and personal experience as it pertains to the essay topic.

Spring 2024 Contest Theme: Languages are FUNdamental

2024 Winners

First Place - Middle School
Tristan Kozlowski; Teacher: Karen Murano; Stamford Public SchoolsSecond Place - Middle School
Kanakamedala Srimahitha; Teacher: Zahra El Yahyaoui; New Haven Public SchoolsThird Place - Middle School
London Veseski; Teacher: Zahra El Yahyaoui; New Haven Public Schools

First Place - High School
Beatrice Cardamone; Teacher: Catharine Kimberly; Newtown Public SchoolsSecond Place - High School
Shruti Vinodh; Teacher: Shruti Ganapathy; Agaram Tamil Padasalai SchoolThird Place - High School
Tanvi Saxena; Teacher: Basavaraj Garag; Avon Hindi School