Dia de los Muertos Competition to Kick Off This Week


Emily Aquino, Reporter

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A Dia de los Muertos Skull Design Competition is right around the corner.

The competition, hosted by Spanish teacher Martina Urrutia, features hand-made creations representing Dia de los Muertos and the culture surrounding the holiday. 

Students can create wooden masks, ceramic skulls, drawings and paintings of skull masks, or anything else. In addition, students can submit any artwork depicting skulls and other seasonal artifacts or anything related to Frida Kahlo. 

The skulls have to be submitted by this Thursday in the library to be a part of this event.

 It will be the first competition of its kind here at Venice. Urrutia has been hosting this competition related to her favorite tradition for six years. 

“My goal is to share the tradition and to clear up the misconceptions about this tradition,” Urrutia said.

The top prizes are a $50 Amazon gift card, $20 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, and $20 cash. All of the participants will receive a certificate for participating in the competition. Students can add that they participated in the contest on their resume.