WRITING CONTEST Call for Submissions (Closed)

Help us promote the Student Writing Contest at the 8th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language with your colleagues who teach Heritage Spanish!

Both high school and undergraduate students are invited to participate.

The Student Writing Contest is open for submissions to high school and undergraduate students in the following categories: poetry, essay, and fiction.

Submissions for the Student Writing Contest is now closed.

Poem – Up to 2,000 words

Essay – Between 500 and 2,000 words

Short story – Between 500 and 2,000 words

How does it work?
Each local organizer (university, college, or high school teacher/administrator who is interested in having their students participate) sends a campus or community-wide call for submissions for poetry, short stories, or essays on any topic. Submissions must be in Spanish or Spanglish. Each organizer at the institution will choose up to two finalist pieces per category (that is, no more than six per organizer/institution). The selected pieces are then submitted by the deadline to the contest committee. The committee will evaluate the submissions received from around the country and select winners and honorable mentions in each category.

Individual participation
Alternatively, students whose institution is not participating in the contest can send an individual submission if they have the express support and supervision of a mentor (who must be an instructor or academic administrator at their institution). To enter individual submissions, students must attach a letter signed by their mentor, in which the mentor’s involvement is described, and follow the guidelines delineated above.

Who can participate?
All high school and undergraduate students who have a participating institution or mentor.

How to submit
Each organizer and mentor should send all submissions from their institution through the provided link. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST, on April 12th, 2021, here. All submissions must be anonymized; name of the student, the instructor or the institution should not appear on the file. Only .doc and .docx files will be accepted. Please note that this submission deadline is different from that of the 8th NSSHL abstract submission deadline.

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