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 those who are making connections in their communities. It could be your local barber, a teacher in your school, a famous musician or a political advocate.

In 500 words or less, choose a person (or group) of Hispanic heritage who have kept their community connected to one another, to their culture, or to those outside their community, and explain how. It could even be 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, 2022

  • Special gift for teachers that sponsor the most entries!

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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