Award Amount: $500 (first place), $300 (second place) and $100 (third place)
Students are encouraged to self-nominate their work by sending an electronic copy of the paper they wish to have evaluated with an email indicating the class for which the paper was originally submitted to Louis DeSipio, Chair of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org). The submitted version of the paper does not have to be the version submitted to the class and can reflect additional work by the student after the end of the class. Each student may only nominate one paper.
2014: Mayra Navarro (1st place), Andrew Pham (2nd place) and Arely L. Acuna Avilez (3rd place)
2013: Jesus Camacho
2012: Briana Jex (1st place), Anacany Torres (2nd place) and Sonia Martinez (3rd place)
2011: Dana Lin (1st place), Heyzel F. Chevez (2nd place) and Joselyn J. Ayala (3rd place)
2010: Edgar Gamino (1st place), Victoria Ramirez (2nd place), Oscar Rojas Perez (3rd place)