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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. We're now accepting submissions online via Submittable. Click here to submit online.
Judge: Matt Mendez
Deadline: December 2 by 5:00 p.m.
For more information contact Allie Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (520) 626-0709.