The CHET Dream Big! Competition

The CHET Dream Big! Competition

This year's competition is closed.

Check back in February for a list of winners

About the CHET Dream Big! Competition

The Dream Big! Competition is an exciting program offered by Connecticut's Office of the Treasurer (OTT). The competition gives Connecticut parents and guardians the opportunity to win money toward their child’s future education. This year's competition featured more prizes than before, including three grand prizes of $20,000.



Hear about Dream Big! from 2022 winners

How it works:

In 2023, participants were asked to submit an entry based on specific grade-level topics. Students submitted an original essay, video or artwork (painting/drawing or illustration):


  • K-4th grade: What is something you could do to make your community or neighborhood better?
  • 5th-8th grade: What is something you could do to help make the lives of others better?
  • 9th-12th grade: What is a lesson you've learned and how will it influence your future?

Official contest rules (PDF)


2023 prizes

  • 3 Grand Prize winners receive $20,000 (one student from each age group)
  • 24 winners receive $6,000 (eight students per age group)
  • 336 winners receive $500 (112 students per age group)
  • 10 randomly selected participating schools win $7,500 in tech equipment

Official contest rules (PDF)

Questions?

For questions about the competition contact dreambiginfo@dja.com (please note this email address is not monitored by Fidelity Investments).


Learn more about The Connecticut Higher Education Trust 529 College Savings Program.