Deadline Nears for Students to Enter CT Press Club Contest

The Connecticut Press Club is holding its annual Communications Contest for high school students. Teens statewide are encouraged to enter work in various categories, including op-ed columns, blog posts, news and feature stories, radio, video, photographs, and cartoons.

Click HERE for the complete list of categories. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 8, at noon. 

All entries must have been published or broadcast between February 1, 2022, and January 31, 2023, by a publication in a recognized medium for the category. i.e., a school, local, or national newspaper, website, radio, TV station, etc. 

The deadline for high school entrants is at noon in the entrant’s time zone on February 8, 2023, and the fee is $10. Click HERE to enter. 

The contest is open to all high school students in the state and recent graduates. This includes public, private, and home-schooled students who reside in Connecticut.

“Connecticut students produced amazing work in last year’s contest and the state even had a national winner,” said Tom Renner, Contest Director for the Connecticut Press Club. “There is no doubt that Connecticut has some of the best student journalists, storytellers and photographers in the nation. The contest is a great way to showcase their work and get a chance at national recognition.”

The contest will be judged by communications professionals who are members of the Connecticut Press Club.

First-place entries in the state contest are eligible to advance to the national contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. 

The Connecticut Press Club’s popular Communications Contest, which rewards excellence in 61 categories, is also accepting adult entries from communications professionals statewide. Click HERE to enter.

The Connecticut Press Club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) and includes both male and female members. The club welcomes all types of communicators: writers, editors, bloggers, authors, educators, public relations professionals, media photographers, students, and more. Plans for the coming year include lectures by sought-after speakers, professional development workshops, and networking/social events. For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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