Connecticut Writing Project Privacy Policy

Please review the following privacy policy:

What information does the Connecticut Writing Project collect?

Student Writers will be asked to provide the following information:  

  • Personal Information including:
    • First and Last Name
    • Grade Level
    • Home Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email address
  • Title and genre of submission
  • Participant’s work of writing or art
  • School Information including:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Teacher’s Full Name and E-mail address
  • Principal’s Full Name and E-mail address

Why is this information collected?  

The Connecticut Writing Project at the University of Connecticut facilitates writing contests for students across the state. Your information is required to participate in the contests.  

Parental Consent to Participate

The Connecticut Writing Project requires parental consent for all student writers under the age of 18 in order to participate in these programs.  Signed consent by the student writers’ parents/guardians must be provided with the submission of the above for a student writer’s submission to be reviewed for consideration.

How will submitted information be used?

The information a student writer submits will only be used for the purposes described here. Student writer contact information (home address, email address, and telephone number) will only be used to communicate with the student writers about their submissions. These types of personal information are not published in print or posted online. Student writers’ submissions, including writing samples and art work, will be reviewed and evaluated for the program. Chosen submissions will be published, along with the student writer’s name, grade level, teacher’s name and school, in the Connecticut Student Writers magazine both in print and online, and for the Scholastic Writing Awards and Letters About Literature online only.  

Who will my personal information be shared with and/or disclosed to?

Student writers’ submissions will be shared with readers would will review their contents and consider them for publication and/or honorable mention.  The individuals who serve as readers for the Connecticut Writing Project are University personnel and select volunteer K-12 school teachers. Literary pieces or artwork selected by the readers will be honored and/or published in the Connecticut Student Writers magazine both in print and online or online only for the Scholastic Writing Awards and Letters About Literature, along with the student writer’s name, grade level, teacher’s name, and school. The student writers’ teachers and/or principals will be notified as well (using the school contact information the student writers provide with their submissions) when one of the student writers’ works is selected by the readers. For Connecticut Student Writers, the Scholastic Writing Awards, and Letters About Literature, selected student writers will be chosen to represent their grades and/or schools by reading their published entries at the corresponding annual ceremonies.  Published and honored student writers will be presented with certificates and (in the case of Connecticut Student Writers) copies of the magazine, as will select teachers. 

Who can I contact with questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns about the collection and/or use of information by the Connecticut Writing Project, please contact us at or 860 486 2328.

Privacy Notice Created: 11/5/2018; Revised 10/8/2019