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  • THHI ESSAY CONTEST

    THHI has provided thousands of dollars in awards to Tampa Bay students.

    See how to apply or how you can help...Read More

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  • Kick-Off Event

    A family event will be celebrated at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa Florida in partnership with TELEMUNDO at "La Feria de la Familia"

    The THHI cultural ambassador election takes place during this event....Read More

    Kick-off-event
  • Hispanic Man and Hispanic Woman Of The Year Gala

    The annual gala is dedicated to those selected by THHI, who deserve a life-time achievement recognition for their outstanding work in their field and community....Read More

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  • Nominate for the
    Leadership Awards

    Leadership Awards..... THHI has recognized many leaders in the Tampa Bay area that excel in their fields. Nominate someone today!...Read More

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  • Learn How to Enter
    The Poster Contest

    THHI is an advocate in preserving the Hispanic culture through art. Learn how to enter the Poster Contest or how you can help....Read More

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  • Installation Ceremony

    The new board of directors of THHI is sworn annually in the month of February....Read More

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LINKS TO PAST WINNERS, ENTRY RULES, AND ESSAY CONTST SUBMISSION FORMS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!

The Essay Contest is open to school children from grades 6-12 in the Tampa Bay area. The topic of the essay will vary each year and will be related to Hispanic history or culture. The contest is divided into four categories, with three cash awards in each:

Category Grades Language
Awards
1st2nd3rd
I 6-8 English $200 $150 $100
II 6-8 Spanish $200 $150 $100
III 9-12 English $200 $150 $100
IV 9-12 Spanish $200 $150 $100

Cash awards are awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each of the categories. During the reception, awards are presented to the winning students. To submit electronically, please click on Essay Submission below to the right or mail the essay to Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc., c/o Dr. Luz Lono at 1411 Provincetown Circle, Lutz, Florida 33549. Winners will be awarded at the Essay Contest Brunch Ceremony. They will be provided with free admission along with their teacher and one parent. Additional tickets can be purchased by clicking Purchase Tickets. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend to support this wonderful event.  All questions in regards to this event, please send an email to essays@tampahispanic.org.
THHI would like to thank the event sponsors for this year. Without their support and dedication to the Hispanic community in Tampa, this event would not be possible.
  • USAmeribank
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Hillsborough County Public Scools
  • TECO ENERGY
  • Villa Rosa Distinctive Linens
  • USAmeribank
  • MDM Graphics Studio
  • TELEMUNDO
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Medco Global
  • Woodroffe Architects
  • THHI
  • THHI
  • THHI
  • OnJ Construction
  • Al Capote`s Cleaners
  • ESSAY TOPIC: "THE IMPACT OF HISPANICS AS THE LARGEST MINORITY IN THE UNITED STATES"
  • 2017 ESSAY ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY FRIDAY, MAY 12TH, 2017
  • Awards Brunch Ceremony Date, Location, and Cost: Columbia Restaurant Ybor City
    2117 East 7th Avenue
    Tampa, Florida 33605
    AWARDS BRUNCH DATE:
    Saturday, May 27th 2017
    Time: 9:30 am
    Cost of brunch: $25
    Corporate Table: $300 (8 seats)

    CLICK HERE to purchase 2017 Essay Awards tickets!
    OR
    Make Check Payable to: Tampa Hispanic Heritage
    c/o Dr. Luz Lono
    1411 Provincetown Circle
    Lutz, FL 33549
  • ESSAY WINNERS

    The winners, their families, teachers and schools.2016 (2012 to 2015 archives)

  • ENTRY RULES

    Prior to essay submission please review the rules.RULES

  • ESSAY SUBMISSION

    Please click "MORE" for the on-line form to submit an essay.MORE