New Mexico State University

The Big Read Contests

Three contests designed to encourage participation in this month's community celebration of the book Bless Me, Última, by New Mexican author Rudolfo Anaya are available to enter.

All residents of Dona Ana County, except employees of the New Mexico State University Library and the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, are eligible to enter.

For more information see our news release announcing the contests and click on the links to the contest flyers below.

Enter the Big Read Contests


  • Photo Contest
    • The grand prize for the photo contest is a Canon PowerShot 7.1 Megapixel ELPH.
      Photos of first, second and third prize winners will be posted on the Big Read web site

  • Essay Contest - open to two age groups, age 17 and younger and age 18 and older
    • First, second and third prize winners in each age group will receive Barnes and Noble gift certificates.

  • Film Making Contest
    • A Sony digital camcorder is the grand prize for the Big Read short film contest. Films of first, second and third prize winners will be posted to youtube and the Big Read web site.

Contest deadline extended to Friday October 26


Good Luck!



This event is part of The Big Read,
an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts
in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
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