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2011.01.06 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Student Poetry/Comic Contest Seeks Original Nebraska Works

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Foreign Languages and the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) have partnered with the Nebraska Humanities Council to offer a creative writing in Spanish contest, open to all Nebraska students, grades 5 through 12.

Submissions of poetry (10-30 lines) and/or comic strips (up to 750 words) that are written in Spanish will be accepted.

“Through Our Words: Second Creative Writing Contest in Spanish” encourages Nebraska poets and comic strip artists to submit original works in Spanish by Friday, March 4.

All submissions, with accompanying parental permission forms, should be sent to:

Creative Writing Contest
c/o Claudia Garcia
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 301R
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68182

Submissions can also be sent via email to csgarcia@unomaha.edu.

Submissions will be judged by the following grade levels:
• Fifth and sixth
• Seventh and eighth
• Ninth and tenth
• Eleventh and twelfth

Eight writers will be recognized with various prizes – including electronic and print books, e-dictionaries, and art supplies – in an April ceremony at UNO. The winning writers will also have their work displayed in the UNO Criss Library during May and June.

More information is available online at www.unomaha.edu/ollas/writingcontest.php (English) or www.unomaha.edu/ollas/concursodeescrituracreativa.php (Spanish). For more information, contact Claudia Garcia: csgarcia@unomaha.edu or (402) 554-4837.

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