The U.S. is officially the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world! In recognition of this fact, the UB Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is sponsoring a Spanish Essay Contest, open to high school juniors and seniors. The top three essays will be awarded a cash prize!
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Location: 930 Clemens Hall, North Campus, the University at Buffalo
The contest will take place on the UB North Campus. Entrants must be high school juniors or seniors. On the day of the contest, entrants will have 15 minutes to read a short prose piece in Spanish. They will then have 45 minutes to write responses (in Spanish) to a series of directed questions. Instructional aids (dictionary, smart phone, etc.) are not allowed.
Essays will be judged on control of grammar, syntax and usage; organization of ideas; as well as creativity and originality.
Prize Awards: $100 first place, $75 second place and $50 third place.
To register, please complete the following form and submit by 5pm October 17, 2019.