Growing Up Asian in America is a program of the Asian Pacific Fund. Every year, around 1,400 Bay Area students in grades kindergarten through 12 submit artwork, essays and poems on a specific theme, and compete for $27,000 in prizes. Winners receive savings bond awards worth $1,000 to $2,000, and are honored at an awards ceremony at the Asian Art Museum. Special exhibits displaying the winning art work and essays go on tour during Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and they are hosted throughout the year by more than 50 public libraries all over the Bay Area. All winning entries are also archived online at the Asian Pacific Fund web site.
Growing Up Asian in America is the largest celebration of Asian heritage in America. It serves as an important community resource, helping people of all backgrounds better understand the experiences of young Asian Americans and learn more about life in a place as diverse as the San Francisco Bay Area.
Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique forum for youth to explore their ideas and to celebrate being both Asian and American.
They are now accepting art, essay and poetry submissions for the 2012 contest. View contest guidelines HERE. Questions? Call us at (415) 433-6859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.