Thank you to all the schools, teachers, parents and students who participated in the 2014 CHET Dream Big! Competition.

The competition entry period has now ended. Good luck to all the K-5 students who entered!

Winners will be notified in early May and invited to an awards ceremony.
Check back after May 23 for a list of statewide winners!



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Click above for Official Rules, prize details and additional information. Please read thoroughly.

WHAT:

The 2014 CHET Dream Big! Competition, sponsored by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. and CHET, is a drawing and essay competition. Parents of Connecticut K-5 students enter their children and children express themselves creatively with a chance to win prizes.

WHY:

To encourage families to start thinking about how higher education may help their children realize their dreams and make a difference in the world, and to promote the importance of saving for college early through a CHET direct-sold account.

WHO:

Parents enter Connecticut students in grades K-5 (or equivalent, if homeschooled).

WHEN:

The competition will run from January 27 through March 26, 2014. (All drawings and essay entries must be postmarked by March 26 and received by March 31, 2014, sent to: CHET Dream Big! Competition, c/o Cronin and Company, 50 Nye Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033.)

HOW:

Entries should be submitted in the following categories:

DRAWING: Grades K-3: An original drawing, illustrating, "What do I want to do after I go to college?"

ESSAY: Grades 4-5: An original essay responding to the question, "How will I change the world after I go to college?"

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by March 26 and received by March 31, 2014.

If you have questions about the CHET Dream Big! Competition, please call 860-659-0514 or email CHETDreamBig@cronin-co.com.


Entries must include: 1) a completed Official Registration/Entry Form; 2) original work (may be submitted on an Official Registration/Entry Form or stapled to the form itself on a similarly sized (8.5" x 11") piece of paper); and 3) Signature by parents or legal guardians with all sections completed. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Entries will not be returned.

The 2014 CHET Dream Big! Competition is sponsored by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. and CHET. For Official Rules and prize descriptions and to find out more information CLICK HERE. Or call 860-659-0514. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The contest will run from January 27 through March 26, 2014. (All drawing and essay Entries must be postmarked by March 26 and received by March 31, 2014, sent to: CHET Dream Big! Competition, c/o Cronin and Company, 50 Nye Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033.)

Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in the CHET 529 College Savings Plan. Please visit www.aboutchet.com for a Plan Disclosure Booklet with this and more information. Read it carefully.

Before investing in a 529 plan, you should consider whether the state you or your designated beneficiary reside in or have taxable income in has a 529 plan that offers favorable state income tax or other benefits that are only available if you invest in that state's 529 plan.

Account value in the Investment Options is not guaranteed and will fluctuate based upon a number of factors, including general market conditions.

The CHET direct-sold plan is administered by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office, and managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc.

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