By Heather Leszczewicz Special to Published Oct 03, 2006 at 3:30 PM

Chipotle Mexican Grill, home of the football-sized burrito, is holding its first ever television commercial contest with college students acting as the creative teams, according to a press release fromthe restaurant chain. Marquette University joins 21 other schools involved in the competition.

The task at hand is to create a 30-second spot that encompasses the different facets of Chipotle -- which can include anything from personal experience to the big burritos being sold.

The cash prize for first place is $20,000, split between the university and the winning team; second place splits $10,000.

Teams get to submit up to three spots. Submissions are due Oct. 20 with the winners announced Nov. 3. The winning spots will also be featured on the Chipotle Web site.

Stay tuned to OMC for more news on Marquette's submissions.

Heather Leszczewicz Special to

Originally from Des Plaines, Ill., Heather moved to Milwaukee to earn a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University. With a tongue-twisting last name like Leszczewicz, it's best to go into a career where people don't need to say your name often.

However, she's still sticking to some of her Illinoisan ways (she won't reform when it comes to things like pop, water fountain or ATM), though she's grown to enjoy her time in the Brew City.

Although her journalism career is still budding, Heather has had the chance for some once-in-a-lifetime interviews with celebrities like actor Vince Vaughn and actress Charlize Theron, director Cameron Crowe and singers Ben Kweller and Isaac Hanson of '90s brother boy band Hanson. 

Heather's a self-proclaimed workaholic but loves her entertainment. She's a real television and movie fanatic, book nerd, music junkie, coffee addict and pop culture aficionado.