LACS Annual Undergraduate Essay Contest

Every year LACS holds an annual essay contest for undergraduate students majoring or minoring in LACS. The winner receives a special price and recognition at the LACS end of the year party and their essay is featured in our news section of our website. Call for papers are sent out during the spring quarter.

Essay Contest Status: OPEN

Deadline for submission to LACS essay contest: May 25th, 2018

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is inviting submissions by LACS majors and minors to its Sixth Annual UW-LACS Undergraduate Essay Competition.

The competition is for current or recent essays (written during 2017-2018 school year). The winning essay writer will receive a special prize and be recognized at the LACS End of the Year party. In addition, the winning essay will be featured on our website.

  • The subject of the essay should fall within the field of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Essays may be of any length.
  • Submissions must be from a student majoring or minoring in LACS.
  • Include your full name, home department, email and phone number in the submission.

Please submit your essay to by May 25th, 2018 with the subject line: “EssayCompetition – 2018, [your last name]”

Essays should be pasted into the body of the email and attached as a Word document.

Thank you and we look forward to your submissions!