ESSAY CONTEST

The Essay Contest is open to school children from grades 6-12 in the Tampa Bay area. The topic of the essay will vary each year and will be related to Hispanic history or culture. The contest is divided into four categories, with three cash awards in each. 


Cash awards are awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each of the categories. During the reception, awards are presented to the winning students.

Winners will be awarded at the Essay Contest Brunch Ceremony. They will be provided with free admission along with their teacher and one parent. Additional tickets can be purchased by clicking Purchase Tickets. 

Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend to support this wonderful event.  For more information, please send an email to Ms. Maribel Garrett, Essay Contest Chair at lcgmgarrett@gmail.com or Dr. Rafael Fuentes, Essay Contest Co-Chair, at rfuentes.thhi@gmail.com. 

PARTICIPATE

Tell us Your Story

TOPIC: 
What do you think the American Dream means

to a Hispanic in the United States today?  

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS CONTEST IS TO HEIGHTEN THE AWARENESS OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE AND ITS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY, STATE, AND COUNTRY.

 

ESSAY CONTEST RULES


All entries must be typed, should be 800 words or less, and must be submitted online through the essay application form on this page. All information on the application must be completed in full.

Entry will be automatically disqualified if any information is missing.


Attention Teachers:


In order to utilize the expertise of teachers in regard to good writing skills, each teacher is requested to
review all student essays and select and submit the top three from each of their classes. Entries must be submitted online through the essay application form on this page.

For more information, contact Maribel Garrett, Essay Contest Chair at lcgmgarrett@gmail.com

 

Judging

Entries will be judged anonymously by a panel of area educators and other prominent members of the
community. The decisions of the judges will be final. (Essays become the property of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.)
The winners will be recognized at our Essay Contest Awards Brunch.  More details soon!


Deadline extended.  Entries must be submitted by FRIDAY, November 15, 2019

Student Info

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