Writing Contest

Poet, essayist, and theorist Gloria Anzaldúa wrote “Ethnic identity is twin skin to linguistic identity---I am my language.” In the spirit of her words, join us in spreading the word and participating in the Student Writing Contest taking place in conjunction with the 11th Annual National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language, hosted by UTSA and A&M, San Antonio.

The Student Writing Contest is open to submissions from High School and Undergraduate Students in the categories of poetry, essay, and fiction. Entries can be in Spanish, English, and/or Spanglish.


Entries in each category are limited to 2,000 words. A teacher or mentor can submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. The judges will evaluate the submissions received from around the country and select Winners and Honorable Mentions in each category.


Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST, on November 1, 2023.

Only .doc and .docx files can be accepted and include the name of the student, instructor and institution.

Contact information: Elena Foulis

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