One Week Left for Students to Enter Photo Contest/Scholarship Program; Thousands in Scholarship Monies to Be Awarded to Over 20 Winners
FRESNO, Calif.

Over 20 cash scholarships and other prizes will be awarded to local students as part of the Young Americanos youth photography competition sponsored by Fresno's Arte Americas - Casa de la Cultura and Farmers Insurance. All students from kindergarten through the 12th grade are invited to enter the contest by submitting a photograph depicting Hispanic Life in the San Joaquin Valley by the April 3 deadline to Arte Americas, c/o Teresa Diaz, 1630 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, California, 93721. Contest rules and official entry forms are available at Arte Americas, local Farmers Insurance offices and the Young Americanos web site, .

More than $10,000 in scholarship monies will be awarded to the winners of the photo competition at a special ceremony to be held at Arte Americas on Saturday, April 20. In addition to the cash scholarships, the winning photographs will be on special exhibition at Arte Americas from April 20 through the end of May and will be featured on the award-winning Web site, .

The Young Americanos youth photography competition is part of a multi-faceted program that annually awards thousands of dollars in academic scholarships, provides students with unique and engaging classroom activities through a specially-developed curriculum guide and provides instructors with invaluable training, free of charge, through periodic teacher workshops. All of the Young Americanos programs were developed by Farmers Insurance as a companion component to the Smithsonian Institution's traveling photo exhibition, Americanos: Latino Life in the United States.

The Americanos exhibition is currently on view at Arte Americas through April 21.


SOURCE: Arte Americas, La Casa de la Cultura; Farmers Insurance

Contact: Teresa Diaz, +1-559-266-2623, Toll Free, +1-800-232-7031, or
fax, +1-559-266-6904,, or Luis Sahagun, +1-323-691-6300,
both of Arte Americas, La Casa de la Cultura



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