Winners of Regional Contest to Receive Scholarships & Have Winning Photos Unveiled at Local Museum
Awards Presentation to Be Held Saturday, December 14 at 10:30 A.M. in McAllen
   WHAT:       Thirty-five local students will be awarded cash scholarships
               and other prizes for their winning photos depicting Latino
               Life in the Rio Grande Valley.  Over 250 guests will honor
               the Farmers Insurance Young Americanos Photography
               Competition winners at a reception following the unveiling of
               their winning entries.  The winning students will receive
               over $6,000 in scholarships.

               The winning photographs will be on public display at the
               International Museum Art & Science in McAllen beginning
               December 14 through March 16, 2003.

   WHEN:       Saturday, December 14, 2002 10:30 a.m.

   WHERE:      International Museum of Art & Science
               1900 Nolana

   WHO:        35 excited student winners and their families
               Members of the judging panel
               Representatives from Farmers Insurance, contest sponsors
               Special VIP Guests

   WHY:        Young Americanos is a multi-faceted program that annually
               awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to students.
               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 was on display at the International Museum
               of Art & Science in McAllen earlier this Fall.  The Young
               Americanos photography competition is being sponsored locally
               by Farmers Insurance in partnership with the International
               Museum of Art & Science.

Additional details of the Young Americanos program can be found at

For further information please contact: Melissa Leo, +1-956-682-1564, or Luis Sahagun, +1-323-691-6300, both of Farmers Insurance.

PRNewswire -- Dec. 12

SOURCE: Farmers Insurance



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