Call for Submissions: TLN Telelatino Awards 2018

CERLAC invites submissions from eligible undergraduate and graduate students of York University to the annual TLN Telelatino Awards on the Latin American diaspora.

The TLN Telelatino Award is awarded annually to one York undergraduate and one York graduate student to recognize exceptional work in any area of study on the experiences of the Latin American diaspora.

The Prize was established in 2009 by a donation made to York University by Telelatino (TLN), a Canadian television channel that broadcasts programs of interest to the Hispanic and Italian communities. Normally up to two prizes are awarded, one at each level, of $1000 each.

Winning submissions will provide critical reflection on, or representations of, the experiences of members of the Latin American diaspora, highlighting their past, present and future contributions to society and/or addressing the challenges they have successfully overcome as members of a minority group. Submissions may be presented in any one of a variety of media, including essays; works of visual art, film, music, or video; documented performances; or pieces of creative writing. If the work is something other than a scholarly essay, it should be accompanied by a text of no more than two pages explaining the author or artist’s intentions and methods.

The work submitted should normally have been created to fulfill course or degree requirements at York University in the 2016-2017 academic year. It may be in English, Spanish, or both. Essays will normally be from 2,000 to 2,500 words; works in other media should be comparably substantial. Submissions will be judged by the following criteria, as appropriate to their medium: critical insight, originality, relevance, creativity, clarity, coherence, and potential impact.

The essay’s author must be an undergraduate or a graduate student registered in an academic degree program at York University (any Faculty or College, including Glendon). Eligible students must be Canadian citizens, Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need.

For this year’s competition, submit an electronic copy of your essay, work of visual art, film, music, video, etc. here no later than August 31, 2018. A panel of York University professors associated with CERLAC and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Program at York will act as judges for the contest. The winner will be announced in 2019. Prize winning essays will be announced by TLN and by CERLAC and featured on their websites. The winners will also be announced on TLN (which may also interview and profile each winner).

For more information, contact CERLAC at (416) 736-5237 or