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In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is just around the corner, September 15 ─ October 15, the Ford Motor Company and the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Newspapers in Education program are sponsoring a photography and essay contest for students in grades 9-12 throughout Clark County.
Students are asked to research a person, place or event that is representative of Hispanic culture and heritage and has made a significant impact within the community or their life. Secondly, students are asked to photograph their selection and write a brief composition of their subject (no more than four paragraphs) describing its importance.
The1st prize is a $2,250.00 U.S. Savings Bond and Certificate of Merit. Second prize is a $1,000.00 U.S. Savings Bond and Certificate of Merit, and 3rd Prize is a $500.00 U.S. Savings Bond and Certificate of Merit. The Honorable Mention will receive a $250.00 U.S. Savings Bond and Certificate of Merit. Contest winners must have a valid Social Security account number to be eligible to receive U.S. Savings Bonds. Winners will be presented their prizes at the Las Vegas Review-Journal October 24th, 2008. In addition to prizes awarded, the first place winner’s name and photograph and other winners’ names will be published in the Review-Journal.
The deadline for entries is Friday, October 10, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. at the Review-Journal property or by mail. Entries can be mailed to:
Newspapers In Education
Las Vegas Review-Journal
1111 W. Bonanza Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
For more information about the contest, visit http://www.lasvegasnie.com/hheritage08.html.
I hope that you encourage any of your eligible children, students or relatives to participate in this contest, which is a great and creative way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage. Good luck to the contestants!