The CHET Dream Big! Competition

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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 features more prizes than before, including three grand prizes of $25,000.


How to enter

To enter, students must submit a drawing, video, or written essay, depending on age, which is based on the specific topic their age group is given. The age groups and topics for the 2022 Dream Big! Competition are:

  • K- 4: “When I grow up I want to be ______ and why.” (drawing)
  • 5th-8th grade: “To improve my community, I want to ______.” (video or essay)
  • 9th-12th grade: “I believe one of the biggest challenges facing students today is ______, and to help solve it, I would ______.” (video or essay)

Official contest rules (PDF)

New prizes for 2022

  • 3 Grand Prize winners receive $25,000 (one student from each age group)
  • 15 winners receive $7,500 (five students per age group)
  • 240 winners receive $500 (80 students per age group)
  • 20 randomly selected participating schools will win $7,500 in tech equipment

Official contest rules (PDF)

Enter the CHET Dream Big! Competition


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