Daniel Chavez Moran Award Seeking Literature Ideas from Youths
A new writing contest is giving Orange County students a shot at finding solutions to Latin America’s poverty crisis. The literature award, open to 12 to 18 year-olds, was created by Daniel Chavez Moran, a member of the United Nations Development Program’s security advisory council. The UNDP encourages developing countries to protect human rights and works to help curb poverty globally.
The Daniel Chavez Moran Award welcomes submissions from youths who live in the United States aged twelve to eighteen to submit their best ideas on how to combat the serious problem of poverty in Latin America through the use of essays, short stories, testimonials and poetry.
Full contest details, terms and conditions as well as an application form can be found at http://danielchavezmoranaward.com/award/literature/.
A panel of judges will select the winning applicants that demonstrate outstanding use of literary devices and language to raise awareness for poverty in Latin America. Prizes awarded are as follows:
Grand Prize – $1,000, Certificate of Award
Runner Up – $500, Certificate of Runner Up
Third Place through Fifth Place – $100, Certificate of Participation
Besides the monetary prizes, winners also will be featured in promotional and press outreach. The Award is a great way to get today’s youths thinking outside the box on how to bring attention to issues affecting Latin American communities.
Mr. Daniel Chavez Moran is the founder of Grupo Vidanta, one of the largest developers of luxury resorts, golf courses and real estate in Mexico and repeat winner of Best Places to Work in Mexico. He also founded Vidanta Foundation, a prominent non-profit institution whose primary aim is the reduction of poverty in Latin America through the promotion of economic development, social sciences and culture.
About the Daniel Chávez Morán Award
The Daniel Chávez Morán Award focuses on youths between the ages of twelve and eighteen. The Award seeks to harness ideas from America’s best and brightest youths. The problems of poverty continue to plague many nations in Latin America. The Award welcomes innovative ideas and forward thinking for new ways to tackle the problem of poverty
Daniel Chávez Morán, now retired from the development of hotels and resorts, founded Grupo Vidanta in 1974 after graduating from The University of Guadalajara with a degree in Civil Engineering. He retired in 2005 to found Fundación Vidanta (originally named Fundación Grupo Mayan) and focus on philanthropy. Mr. Chávez Morán is also the founder of Fundación Delia Morán A.C., which is focused on helping children grow up in a healthy environment. While no longer active in Grupo Vidanta itself, Mr. Chávez Morán’s efforts in the non-profit sector help promote the name of the companies he originally founded.
Learn more at http://www.danielchavezmoranaward.com.
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