2021 Hispanic Heritage Month "Expressions" Contest

Theme – Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation    

Student Competition

All enrolled COD students are invited to participate in the Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation expressions competition. 

Select a quotation by someone you believe to be notable in the Hispanic / Latino / Latina / Latinx Community or identify a significant event or place of that Heritage. Guided by your selection, express yourself.

Your expression can take any form – an essay, a story, poem, painting, drawing, sculpture, mp3, mp4 or any other form of expression that you desire.


Your expression will be evaluated based on its authentic impact and how well it expresses your historical insight about the Heritage. The judging will not be objective – impress us with your knowledge, insight and ability to communicate ideas and feelings.


Submit your original work in any format (i.e. – Word document, MP3 file, YouTube video/link, photography, artwork in any medium, etc.).  Include your name, student ID, email, and your chosen quotation (with author cited) or event (with reference) if it is not evident in your submission.

All submittals will be reviewed and checked for original content.

Review and Award Prizes

A panel (who will not see student names, emails or IDs) will review and select the top FOUR submissions that will receive a $500 award each, after being notified during the first week of November.

Deadline for Submission

The deadline for submissions has passed.