Poetry and Poster Contest

November 18, 2017

The Chicago Area Chapter of the AATSP Announces the 38th Annual Fernando Mendoza Oral and Artistic Competitions for Spanish students! The competitions are 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.

Oral Competition

Poetry Competition Coordinator: Mayra Faddul, Highland Park High School

Students of grades K-5 will memorize tongue twisters. Students of grades 6, 7, and 8 along with high school levels 1-5 and 1st and 2nd year college will memorize a poem or give a speech according to their level of Spanish class. Students will present their poem or speech in front of a panel of judges and be awarded an appropriate ribbon accordingly: either Sobresaliente, Excelente, or Notable. Students will be awarded a ribbon at the conclusion of 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 or speech topics. Another option for students in the highest level is the presentation of an original student poem, also explained in the procedures.
Poster Competition

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

Students of grades 6, 7, and 8 along with high school levels 1-5 have the opportunity to create a poster that promotes the learning of Spanish, Portuguese, and/or foreign languages in general. Posters will be displayed and the ribbons will be awarded at the Oral Competition on Saturday, November 18th. A grand prize poster (or posters) will be selected for printing and receive a $50 cash award.

Please click here to download the contest rules and entry form.

2016-2017 Poster Contest Winners

Click here to view poems from previous competitions.