Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Spring Essay Contest

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Do you love writing in your language class? Want to win prizes for your creative ideas? Then enter the annual essay contest presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures!

What can I win?

In addition to fame, glory, and recognition by peers and professors, a fascinating prize will be awarded to one student from the intermediate level of each language of Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, as well as one prize to a student from the advanced level of each language of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

Who can sign up?

All students who have a B or more for their fall grade in their language (103 or 104 or 162), culture, or literature class (200- or 300-level classes).

How do I sign up?

Register with Natalie Rock in Maryland Hall 454 by Friday, April 1, 2016.

When and where is it?

Intermediate level contestants will meet on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 5 - 6 p.m. in Maryland Hall 442.
Advanced level contestants will meet on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5 - 6 pm in Maryland Hall 442.

How it Works

  • Register with Natalie Rock in Maryland Hall 454 by Friday, April 1.
  • Receive the essay prompt on Monday, April 4.
  • Bring a dictionary to the LLC on the appropriate day.
  • Each essay will be graded by three judges for grammar, vocabulary, style, content, and organization.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each language during the Modern Languages & Literatures Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 29 at 4.00 in the HUG Lounge.

Previous Winners

2015

  • Joey Ho, Advanced Chinese
  • Timothy Spillane, Intermediate Chinese
  • Olivia Earenfight, Advanced French
  • Michael Di Bianca, Intermediate Italian
  • Stephanie Hakeem, Intermediate Spanish
  • Sydney  Generoso, Advanced Spanish

2014

  • Shannon Conley, Advanced Chinese
  • Thomas Antorino, Advanced Spanish
  • Luke Haus, Intermediate Spanish