The Hispanic Heritage Organization is hosting their Annual Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest. The theme of the essay is “How will the dream act impact the students of Illinois?”
Entries must be submitted on or before Friday, September 7, 2012 to:
Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest 2012
Attention: Manuel J. Medina, Essay Chair
P.O. Box 81230
Chicago, IL 60681
The rules are as follows:
- 200-300 words (Grades 4-5)
- 300-400 words (Grades 6-8)
- 500-600 words (Grades 9-10)
- 700-700 words (Grades 11-12)
Essays must be written in English or Spanish
- Essays will be judged on:
- Originality and creativity
- Cultural knowledge and research
- Organizational structure and clarity
- Spelling and grammar
- All essays must be accompanies by an “Entry Identification Form”.
- All Illinois Students grades 4-12 are eligible to enter the essay.
- 12 winners will be selected by a panel of bilingual judges.
- All essays will become the property of the Hispanic Heritage Organization
- Essay winners will be announced on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Opening Ceremony of Hispanic Heritage Month
- Typed essays must be in a legible 12-point font, no bold letters, and on blank white paper. Essays may be written in cursive or printed, but they must be legible.
There will be two winners per category. The awards for winning are as follows:
- Grades 4-5 ($125.00 Award)
- Grades 6-8 ($150.00 Award)
- Grades 8-9 ($200.00 Award)
- Grade 10 ($250.00 Award)
- Grade 11 ($300.00 Award)
- Grade 12 ($500.00 Award)
Winners will be announced Friday, September 28, 2012, during the Opening Ceremony. The winners will receive their awards. The first 500 students who enter will receive a complimentary family pass to one of the museums listed in the essay contest.
For additional information, please call At Your Service Personnel Consulting, Inc. at (312) 819-1502.