One Week Left for Students to Enter the Mexic-Arte Museum Photo Contest/Scholarship Program; Thousands in Scholarship Monies to be Awarded to Over 30 Winners

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, .

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, .

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



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