• 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Congratulations to the 2022 winners!

  • The winners of the Hispanic Heritage Essay Month contest were selected Oct. 18. They are:

    • Elementary: Tennyson Haas, West Riverside Elementary School
    • Middle: Giannina Quinones, Lavilla School of the Arts
    • High: Sarah Robinson, Riverside High School

    The winners will be honored at a special luncheon sponsored by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

In Proud Partnership with

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars 


    Logo for the Jacksonville Jaguars Community Impact Foundation



    • Eligibility: Open to all 4th - 12th Graders

    • Contest Dates: Sept. 15 - Oct. 13. Submissions are due at 5 pm on Thursday, Oct. 13.

    • Submissions: Must be emailed from teachers to Claudia Norez at norezc@duvalschools.org

    • Winners: There will be an elementary school winner, middle school winner, and high school winner.

    • Winners Announced: On Oct. 18

    • Awards Ceremony: On Oct. 26

    • Prizes: Jaguars tickets, custom Jaguars jersey, Jaguars swag bag, ceremony luncheon and more! 

    • Last Year's Winners - Check out last year's winners and their essay submissions. 


Essay Guidelines

    • Must be written about a living person of Hispanic/Latinx heritage from the Jacksonville community who has made a significant contribution in one of the following areas:

      • Medicine
      • The Arts (visual, music, theater, etc.)
      • Politics
      • Law
      • Education
      • Business
      • Literature
      • Science

    • Must be one page, written in Spanish or English, typed, and double-spaced with one-inch margins, using 11-point Calibri font.

    • Must include a title page containing the name of this contest, name of the essay, student name, teacher name, school name, and parent contact information.

    • Must include a bibliography using MLA or APA format for all sources including interviews. Failure to credit sources is plagiarism and will result in disqualification.

    • Please read the rubric carefully to understand how your essay will be judged.

    • Must turn in a signed Media Release form with the essay.