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This contest for high school students encourages historical and cultural awareness and provides students with a vehicle to express themselves. All Arizona high school students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply by writing corridos in Spanish and/or English. Three cash prizes (in the amounts of $300, $200, $100) are awarded for the best original corridos.
The corrido is a musical ballad form developed in Mexico in the 1800s and originally sung throughout the country. Although still popular in Mexico, over time it has become known as música de la frontera (border music) because of its popularity along both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border. For resources on teaching corrido in the classroom, visit our Teaching Corrido page. We must receive corridos on or before the deadline.
Our judge, Matt Mendez, has selected three winners for our Corrido Contest. Congratulations to these talented students!
“Margarita y Alfredo”
Amphitheater High School
“El Día Que La Tierra Se Detuvo”
Rio Rico High School
Rio Rico High School
We hope that you will join us for this year’s Corrido Concert and Awards Ceremony on April 26th at 10am. Winning corridos will be performed by professional musicians, and all semifinalists will be honored. The ceremony will be held at the Poetry Center and is free and open to the public.
|Ally Alvarez||Rio Rico High School|
|Regina L Badinelli||Rio Rico High School|
|Einar N Balderrama||Rio Rico High School|
|Jonathan Beltran||Rio Rico High School|
|Francisco J Beltran||Sunnyside High School|
|Michael Bracy||Catalina Magnet High School|
|Adrian Carrillo||Rio Rico High School|
|Cesar A Carrizoza||Rio Rico High School|
|Daniela G Clark||Rio Rico High School|
|Valeria M Dabdoub||Nogales High School|
|Victor Davila||Sunnyside High School|
|Esmeralda de la Vega||Douglas High School|
|Erick Elias||Douglas High School|
|Maricruz Espinoza||Rio Rico High School|
|Carlos G Felix||Douglas High School|
|Mariajose Fragoso||Rio Rico High School|
|Jasmine R Garner||Empire High School|
|Ciera S Gonzales||Sunnyside High School|
|Jesus G Grajeda||Rio Rico High School|
|Esmeralda R Guerra||Douglas High School|
|Laura Guerra||Rio Rico High School|
|Alejandra Guzman||Douglas High School|
|Anais Hernandez||Camelback High School|
|Sirena Hussey||Catalina Magnet High School|
|Kassandra Juarez||Rio Rico High School|
|Jennifer Larez||Douglas High School|
|Yasmin G Leon||Rio Rico High School|
|Adrian Lopez||Nogales High School|
|David Madrigal||Rio RIco High School|
|Monica J Martinez||Rio Rico High School|
|Andrea Merino||Nogales High School|
|Veronica A Millan Partida||South Mountain High School|
|Jennifer A Molina||Nogales High School|
|Samantha I Monge||Rio Rico High School|
|Kevin Navarro Garcia||Rio Rico High School|
|Abel Obeso||Rio Rico High School|
|Abraham J Ozuna||Nogales High School|
|Genevieve M Patterson||Empire High School|
|Nayleth G Ramirez||San Miguel High School|
|Brianda P Romero||Douglas High School|
|Francisco J Romo||Douglas High School|
|Alexa N Ronquillo||Nogales High School|
|Sarina Rosthenhausler||Catalina Magnet High School|
|Gerardo O Salazar||Sunnyside High School|
|Norma Salinas||Catalina Magnet High School|
|Kaycee Steger||Benson High School|
|Jacqueline Valenzuela||Rio Rico High School|
|Janehicy Vazquez||San Miguel High School|
|Peter Williams||Benson High School|
|Annissa Yocupicio||Rio Rico High School|
|Lizzette Zazueta||Rio Rico High School|
For more information contact Renee Angle at email@example.com, or (520) 626-9625.
Q: What is a corrido? I need some helpful tips to write one.
A: Click here to find out!
Q: How do I submit my corrido online?
A: See attached “How-To” (attached to bottom of webpage)
Q: Where do I go to submit my Corrido online?
A: Click here to submit your corrido.
Q: What are the Corrido guidelines for submitting online? How do I do it?
A: Below are the Corrido guidelines, for submitting online:
Q: I want to send my corrido via snail mail. Where do I go? How do I do it?
A: To enter via snail mail, send the following:
· A completed application form.
· Two, typed copies of your original corridor, no longer than three pages. (Do not include your name, address, or any other identifying information on the corrido itself.)
· Corridos can be written in either Spanish and/or English.