Hispanic Heritage
Essay Contest

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

Write an Essay
(500 words or less)​

This Hispanic Heritage month, we are asking students to think about how they stay connected with their communities. Opportunities to connect culturally with others occur each day, whether through media and entertainment, experiences, or relationships with people in your community.

In 500 words or less, choose a person, group of people, or cultural experience (TV show, movie, music, app, event) that has helped you to connect to Hispanic culture and what that means to you.


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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 11:59 pm EST on October 31, 2023
  • Children and household members of Altice USA employees are not eligible to apply

Official Rules

Win great prizes!

Grand Prize: $3,000 scholarship

Prize for 3 Finalists: iPad

Separate prizes for middle and high school categories in East and West Regions.

*See Official Rules for specific participating areas and prizing details.

Download the Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest flyer and share it with your community and students.

Available in English and Spanish

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