Over 30 cash scholarships and other prizes will be awarded to local students as part of the Young Americanos youth photography competition sponsored by Austin's Mexic-Arte Museum, the Austin American Statesman and Farmers Insurance. All students from kindergarten through the 12th grade are invited to enter the contest by submitting a photograph depicting Latino Life in Central Texas by the April 17 deadline to The Austin American Statesman, c/o Young Americanos photo competition, P.O. Box 670, Austin, Texas, 78767. Contest rules and official entry forms are available at the Mexic-Arte Museum, local Farmers Insurance offices and the Young Americanos web site, http://www.youngamericanos.net/ .
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 the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, May 18. In addition to the cash scholarships, the winning photographs will be on special exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum from May 18 through the end of June and will be featured on the award-winning web site, http://www.youngamericanos.net/ .
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 the Mexic-Arte Museum through June 23.
SOURCE: Mexic-Arte Museum; Farmers Insurance
Contact: Sylvia Orozco of Mexic-Arte Museum, +1-512-480-9363; or
Luis Sahagun of Farmers Insurance, +1-323-691-6300