Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month Student Writing Contest

To all our readers who are parents and/or teachers of older children: 

One of my favorite sites, Multilingual Mania, has recently announced that it is hosting its first student writing contest. Open to students in grades 3 – 12, the essay submissions should center around a Latina or Latino who has made a significant impact on a society or a student’s life. This could be a famous Latino or someone the student knows personally.

Submissions in English or Spanish will be accepted between September 20th and October 20th, 2010.

Essays must be submitted via email to multilingualmania(at)yahoo(dot)com and must include the student’s name, grade, and teacher contact information. 

Homeschoolers are welcome to participate.

The prizes are as follows:

1st place: $75 Visa gift card
2nd place: $50 Visa gift card
3rd place: $25 Visa gift card

The teacher of the first prize winner will also receive five biographies about famous Latinos for their classroom library.

For more information, visit Multilingual Mania.

I wish my child was old enough to participate. But for those of you with older children, this is a fantastic opportunity to encourage your children to write, communicate, and learn about the Latino culture. I hope some of you participate, and please let me know if you do! 

¡Buenas suerte a todos!

Con mucho cariƱo...


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