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Undergrad Minor Ph.D. Minor Fall '15 Courses Cross-Listed Courses Why Latino Studies?

Latino Studies Program
Student Essay Competition

Call for Submissions

The Latino Studies Program invites submissions for Best Essays on Latino Literature, Arts & Culture. 

Awards of $250 will be given for the best undergraduate and best graduate essays on any aspect of Latino expressive culture, including literature, language, history, music, folklore, visual & performing arts, cinema, and journalism. Photo essays also will be considered. Preference will be given to those essays focusing on U.S.-based or transnational Latino communities and cultures. Essays must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words in length. Submissions may be in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or any combination of these languages. Open to all IU students. See Submission Form for additional details.

Winning submissions will be considered for publication in Chiricú: A Journal of Latino Literature, Arts and Culture. Awards will be presented at the César E. Chávez Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 21-22, 2013, on the Bloomington campus.

New Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013

Download Submission Form Here

Submit Form and Essay electronically to:
Micaela Richter,