Be Part of 2022 Children’s and Teens’ Connection

Be Part of 2022 Children’s and Teens’ Connection

One week of December for many years, this newspaper has devoted its pages to the creativity of local students, teens and children. The results are always remarkable. It is a keepsake edition for many families. Even readers without children of that age spend time admiring and chuckling over the issue. The annual Children's Connection, including Children’s Gazette and Children’s Almanac, is a long-time tradition.

You can see last year’s editions by visiting and scrolling down to Children’s Edition.

We welcome contributions from public and private schools, art classes, individuals and homeschoolers. We publish artwork, poetry, essays, creative writing, opinion pieces, short stories, photography, photos of sculpture, gardens and any other creative efforts.

We ask that all submissions be digital so they can be sent through email. Writing should be submitted in text format: docx or google docs, or pasted in the body of an email. Artwork should be photographed or scanned and provided in jpeg format. These can be submitted via google drive as well. Please share all google drive files with

Some suggestions, but different ideas are welcome:

  • Drawings or paintings or photographs of your family, friends, pets or some favorite activity. These should be photographed or scanned and submitted in jpeg format. Photos of sculpture or larger art projects are also welcome.

  • Short answers: What is one thing that you would change about school? What do you want to be when you grow up? What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite possession? What makes a good friend? What is the best gift you've ever received?

  • Your opinion (100 words) about movies, food, music, sports, restaurants, video games, toys, trends, politics, etc.

  • Poetry, short story or other creative writing.

  • News stories or photos from school newspapers.

We must be able to print the full first and last name of the student artist/writer with the submission, along with student’s age, grade and school or town name.

Identify each piece of writing or art, including the student's full name, age, grade and town of residence, plus the name of the school, name of teacher and town of school location. Home schoolers’ contributions are welcomed.

Please send all submissions by Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. The Children’s Connection/Gazette will publish the middle of December, the edition with publication date Dec. 14. 2022.

Email submissions for the Children's Connection to