Essay Contest

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee-NY, Inc. and the American Association of Teachers of Italian – Società Onoraria Italica are sponsoring an essay contest to encourage high school students to write about their study of the Italian culture and history. The winners (one for each category) will receive a monetary award of $200 and recognition at a future special function in the fall. This year’s Italian Heritage and Culture Month theme is “Dante 700!”.

For more information about the contest including eligibility requirements and procedures.

2021 Essay Contest

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 IHCC Essay Contest winners co-sponsored by the Società Onoraria Italica: 

Italian Category: Sebastian L. Schonfeld from Fox Lane High School, NY, teacher Vittoria Buzzetto.                  

English Category: Harry Finnergan, from Don Bosco Preparatory High School, NJ, teacher Karen McSherry.

The recipients of the awards will be celebrated at the Annual Italian Heritage Month Kickoff in October. 

Submitted by Lucrezia Lindia, Chair of the IHCC Essay Committee.

2020 Essay Contest

The Società Onoraria Italica sponsored the IHCC Essay Contest “Fellini 100” in the New York and New Jersey area. This year’s Essay Winners are:

Italian Essay Winner: Parker Piccolo Hill, an 11th grader from Hendrick Hudson High School, NY, for her essay “Fellini’s 8½” submitted by Prof. Antonietta Gliubizzi.

English Essay Winner: Yuri Lee, a 9th grader from Tuckahoe High School, NY, for her essay “Ginger e Fred”, submitted by Prof. Antonietta DeAngelis and Prof. Michela Vairo.

The above students will receive a check of $200 each from IHCC, Inc. Their essays will be posted on the IHCC Website. In addition, four students from the Italian Essay Competition [Vincenzo Varone, Kayla Sierra, Kaitlyn Hardy, and Emma Higgins] will receive a Recognition Monetary Award of $50 each from the Società Onoraria Italica and a letter, encouraging them to continue their studies in the Italian language and culture.