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March 5, 2016

Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Contest

The Melvin and Marian Prottas Foreign Language Writing Award Competition is open to all Adelphi University students.

Contest Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016

  • First Place Winner will receive $100
  • Second Place Winner will receive $50
  • Third Place Winner will receive $25
Entries are accepted in French, Italian and Spanish and may include essays, poetry or short stories. Previous contest winners must wait two years before entering the contest again.

Send your entry to:

Carmen Castellon
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Science Building, Room 216C
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For further information, please contact:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Alumnae Hall
p – 516.877.4050