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May 13, 2008

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.120 - Latino Art Beat Art Contest

Dear Educators Serving ELLs:

This message is from the Division of English Language Learners at the Illinois State Board of Education.

Latino Art Beat, a Chicago based not-for-profit arts organization that awards scholarships to high school students, is now accepting submissions for its 2008 contest. The general theme for the competition is "What Hispanic Heritage & Culture Means to Me."

Students attending Chicago Public Schools 299 in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to participate in the multiple competition categories of drawing, painting, 3-D artwork, computer generated artwork, photograph and film and animation.

For students outside of Chicago, only juniors and seniors may participate in the competition categories of drawing, painting, special photography category and/or film and animation.

The national competition deadline is Thursday, May 29. However, Illinois high schools (including Chicago) may submit Late Entries until Monday, June 23.

Scholarships are only awarded to students who are juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomores qualify for recognition, award certificates and other prizes. To date, Latino Art Beat has collectively awarded its competition winners nearly $2 million in scholarships.

The contest website is:

For more competition information, including instructions, contest rules and application forms, contact the Latino Art Beat at 773-291-6901 or by e-mail at:

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