Flocabulary’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Rap Contest invites students from all across the country to create their own rap about an event, person, or tradition tied to Hispanic heritage and culture. This is an annual student contest we host to celebrate Hispanic heritage through student voice. Learn about student contest finalists from previous years.
This year, we saw entries from students in 4th-11th grade with topics ranging from significant figures like Sonia Sotomayor to celebratory traditions like Piñatas. Ultimately, our team of rappers, art directors, and researchers selected two grand prize winners who will work with our talented creative team to turn their lyrics into complete Flocabulary videos.
Take a look at the creative and inspiring entries from our winning students!
Hispanic Heritage Month Contest Winners 2022
Elementary Winner: Dulce, 5th grade, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama
“She grew up in Guatemala around a lot of violence.
She was wise and realized it didn’t make any sense.
Despite her knowledge, she faced tragedy
When her brother and mother were killed tragically.
She got the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1992
Because peace was something, she always pursued.”
Hear from Dulce and her teacher about the contest!
Secondary Winner: Hariharan, 6th grade, from Milpitas, California
“Today I’m gonna talk about the Mexican Revolution
Which started as a fight for dictator abolition
Hacienda owners were wealthy with their trees
While peasants were dirt poor to their aching knees
It’s time for a chance
Peasants will fight
All in a night”
Hear from Hairiharan and his teacher about the contest!
Hispanic Heritage Month Contest Finalists 2022
- Anika from District 32 in New York
- Kassidy from HDOE in Hawaii
- Entry Topic: Jovita Idar
- Nilal from Milpitas Unified School District in California
- Chiara from Los Angeles Archdiocese in California
Thank you to everyone that submitted an entry. The learning should not stop when Hispanic Heritage Month ends. These themes and topics can enrich cross-curricular learning all year round and amplify student voice.
If you’d like to learn more about how Flocabulary’s creative team puts together these contests, sign-up to watch the recording of our recent Behind-the-Scenes webinar at Camp Engage.