Poetry Contest

November 16, 2019

Niles North High School, 9AM – 11 AM

Entry deadline: November 9th, 2019

The Chicago Area Chapter of the AATSP announces the 40th Annual Fernando Mendoza Oral Competition for Spanish students! The oral or Poetry competition is open to any student whose teacher is a member of the Chicago Area Chapter of the AATSP.

The competitions have different deadline dates, eligibility, and contact information, so please check the information carefully.

Poetry Competition Coordinators: Mary Jo Aronica and Barb Pietroski

Students of grades K-5 will memorize tongue twisters or rhymes. Students of grades 6, 7, and 8 along with high school levels 1-5 and 1st and 2nd year college will memorize a poem according to their level of Spanish class. Highest level students may also present an original poem. Students will present their poem in front of a panel of judges and be awarded an appropriate ribbon accordingly: either Sobresaliente, Excelente, or Notable. Entertainment and awards will conclude the competition. An unlimited number of students per school may participate.

To participate, please view our contest rules and procedures, complete a registration form, and print out this year’s poems. Another option for students in the highest level is the presentation of an original student poem, also explained in the procedures.

For more information, call Barb Pietroski at 847-769-8122 or email chicagoaatsp@gmail.com.