The 2019 Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award will be given to the best student submission on the theme, "Me, too."
The prize for first place is $75, second place $50 and third place $30.
Submissions of unpublished material should include three copies delivered to the office of Jennifer Milner, Room 102, Swenson Hall, by Friday, March 29. Each student may enter up to three submissions.
This is the 21st year for the annual competition.
The award is sponsored by Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, professor of Spanish. In addition to recognizing excellence, the award is designed to encourage student poets to submit their work for consideration.
The award is named in honor of two educators, the late Honorato Vazquez and the late Angelica Valarezo, writers who worked in the field of education in Ecuador for 35 years.
Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, 309-794-7670