Friday, October 8, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Announced

Blogger's Note:
The following was submitted by Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.

The Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos (CCLU) has announced the opening of the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Writing Contest. 

The contest will run run until April 15, 2022, and is open to all Pottstown Area students from Third to 12th Grades. The winners will be announced on Cinquo De Mayo, May 5, 2022.

Contestants will be asked to provide an essay in either English or Spanish based on the 2021 theme for Hispanic Heritage Month: Esperanza: The journey of your past is the hope for your future--a celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope. 

National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM) members, associates, and partners from various federal agencies and affinity groups -- including the general public -- selected the theme through a voting process, which started in February 2021 with 22 theme submissions.

Contest age categories are: 
  • 3rd and 4th graders: 100 to 150 words; 
  • 5th and 6th graders: 150 to 200 words; 
  • 6th to 8th graders: 200 to 250 words; 
  • 9th to 12th grades: 250 to 300 words. 
Contestants must include an original title, name, last name, address, and phone number. They must mail their essay with parental permission to Central Cultural Latinos Unidos (CCLU),301 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, by close of business Friday. April 15.

Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos is the only Pottstown based non profit organization serving the needs of the Spanish speaking population in the greater Pottstown, PA, area. Its mission is to bridge American and Latino cultures and connect families with needed educational, recreational, legal and health services. For more information, visit

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