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2013 Canning House Latin American Essay Competition

2013 Canning House Latin American Essay Competition

A fantastic complement to the national curriculum, the Canning House Essay Competition is targeted at students of Spanish and Portuguese aged 17-19 (by 31st August 2013) and challenges them to apply their knowledge of language and structures to produce a sophisticated piece of persuasive writing.

Each year we challenge language students from all over the UK to submit an essay of 750-1000 words which best displays their linguistic flair and capacity for free expression in their second language(s). The topic for discussion changes from year to year.

An exciting range of prizes reward the best impressive entries, with previous winners having enjoyed cash prizes and even a fully paid for return trip to Latin America.


We are delighted to open this year's Competition to entries. This year's title is:

"What particular contribution does Latin America or Iberia make to the modern world?

Your answer could cover sport, music, film, culture, the economy or international relations, and refer to any single country or more than one."



1st Place - £500 cheque

2nd Place - £200 cheque

3rd Place - £100 cheque

Canning House Vice-President, Mrs Miriam González Durántez with last year's winners in the Spanish category.

Important Information:

•Deadline 31st January 2013
•Length 750 – 1000 words
•Essays in Spanish and Portuguese. Essays in English will not be accepted.

All entries must be submitted with a coversheet which is available here.

For our Rules and Guidance sheet for the 2013 Competition, please see here.

If you require more information, please e-mail

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