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. 

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PARTICIPATE

Tell us Your Story

TOPIC: 

Understanding LatinX: What it means and its significance for Hispanics 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. Entries must be submitted online.

All information on the application must be completed. Entry will be automatically disqualified if any information is missing or not received by the submission deadline.

 

This contest is open to students attending 6th through 12th grade in a public, private or homeschool program in the  Hillsborough County area. 


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, visit our website www.tampahispanic.org 

 

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!

 

AWARDS:

Winners will be recognized at our Essay Contest Awards Brunch, to be held March 26, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.

**The teacher of each 1st Place winner will receive an award for classroom supplies.**

 

Entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 11, 2022

Student Info

Select Essay Category

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