Over $7,500 in Cash Scholarships and Prizes To Be Awarded to Young Americanos Youth Photo Contest Winners
 Nearly 400 Entries Received for Contest Depicting Latino Life in the San
                              Joaquin Valley

WHAT: Over forty student winners of the Young Americanos photography contest, which encouraged local youth to photograph their interpretation of Latino life in the San Joaquin Valley, will be awarded over $7,500 in cash scholarships and prizes for their winning photos. Over 200 guests, including the winners and their families, will be joined by special guests at a reception convened in their honor.

Also, the winning photographs will be on public display at the Arte Americas, La Casa de la Cultura - Local Artists Gallery in Fresno from April 20 through May 25.

  WHEN:   Saturday, April 20, 2002
          3:00 p.m.

  WHERE:  Arte Americas, La Casa de la Cultura
          1630 Van Ness Avenue (at the corner of Calaveras)
          Downtown Fresno

  WHO:    Over 200 guests, including 42 proud student winners and their
          Teresa Diaz Diez, executive director - Arte Americas
          Dr. Sue Bonnin-Nylander, Fresno Unified School District
          Representatives from Farmers Insurance, contest sponsors
          Special VIP Guests

WHY: The Young Americanos photography competition is being sponsored locally by Farmers Insurance and Arte Americas. Young Americanos was developed by Farmers Insurance as an adjunct program to the Smithsonian Institution's Americanos: Latino Life in the United States traveling photography exhibition which is currently on exhibit at Arte Americas. Additional details of the Young Americanos program can be found at http://www.youngamericanos.net/ .

  Teresa Diaz

  Luis Sahagun

PRNewswire -- April 17

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



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