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Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award

The Women's and Gender Studies Program announces the 20th annual Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award. This year's award will go to the best student submission on the theme “Time's Up.”

Submissions of unpublished material should include three copies delivered to Cassy Casas, Evald 111. 

The deadline is Friday, March 30. No more than three submissions per student.

The prize for first place is $75, second place $50 and third place $30.  

The award is sponsored by Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, professor of Spanish. 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. In addition to recognizing excellence, the award is designed to encourage student poets to submit their work for consideration.


Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, 309-794-7670

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