Hispanic Heritage
Essay Contest

Optimum invites middle and high school students to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Write an Essay
(500 words or less)

Every day we learn from and are inspired by people throughout history and those in our communities.

Name a Hispanic or Latino, past or present, who inspires you and explain why.

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Eligibility Requirements
  • You must be a student in grades 6-12 who
    attends a school in the Optimum service footprint
  • You do not have to be Hispanic to apply
  • Your essay must be in English
  • All essay submissions must be received by
    11:59pm EST on October 31, 2021

Win Great Prizes!

Grand Prize: $1,500 scholarship
3 finalists: iPad

Separate prizes for middle and high school categories.
Contest begins on 9/15/21 and ends on 10/31/21 at 11:59pm EST. Open only to legal U.S. residents who attend school in an Optimum service area in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or North Carolina and is enrolled in the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Parental permission is required. Click here for Optimum rules.


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