About The Essay Contest
The CT COLT Essay Contest is an annual event open to students whose teachers are members of CT COLT. The goals for the Essay Contest are:
- To offer students a voice with regard to world language education and policies, in addition to recognizing excellence in research, documentation, and writing.
- To have an exemplary piece of writing that CT COLT may use for advocacy; to that end, the essay needs to be in English.
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 a letter format of no more than two typed, double-spaced pages. Research and cited evidence of the students’ viewpoints are encouraged.