Mexican Heritage Plaza & Farmers Insurance Join to Award $10,000 to Students at Reception, April 19
Young Americanos Photo Contest Winners Depict Latino Life in the Bay Area


  WHAT:     Forty students, ranging from elementary through high school,
            will be awarded cash scholarships and other prizes for their
            winning photos depicting Latino life in the Bay Area.  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 photographs will be on public display at the Mexican
            Heritage Plaza beginning April 19 through May 4, 2003.

  WHEN:     Saturday, April 19, 2003
            1:00 p.m.

  WHERE:    Mexican Heritage Plaza
            1700 Alum Rock Avenue
            San Jose

   WHO:     40 excited student winners and their families
            Representatives from Farmers Insurance, contest sponsors
            Representatives from Mexican Heritage Plaza, contest co-sponsors
            Special VIP Guests

  WHY:      The Young Americanos photography competition is being sponsored
            locally by Farmers Insurance and the Mexican Heritage Plaza.
            Young Americanos was developed by Farmers Insurance as an
            adjunct program to the Smithsonian Institution's Young
            Americanos: Photographic Visions of Our Community traveling
            photography exhibition which is currently on exhibition at the
            Mexican Heritage Plaza through May 4.

            Additional details of the Young Americanos program can be found
            at .

PRNewswire -- April 17

SOURCE: Farmers Insurance

CONTACT: Teresa Chavez Delgado of Mexican Heritage Plaza,
+1-408-928-5522; or Luis Sahagun, +1-323-691-6300, or Luisa Acosta-Franco,
+1-323-646-7514, both of Farmers Insurance



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