Open Call for AHSC Poster Contest Entries!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA  - The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) produced by the AsianWeek Foundation (AWF) is hosting its annual poster contest in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists AssociationAsian Art Museum,  Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop.

Organizers are looking for graphic artists to create an exciting and innovative image that will attract fairgoers. As part of the AHSC’s 10th year anniversary, organizers are also introducing an annual theme for each year’s festival. The first theme chosen by AWF organizers entitled “Tastes of Asia” will showcase Asian food – everything from ingredients, to preparation, to eating and enjoying, and any way food interacts with Asian culture. AHSC already includes many specific food features including celebrity cooking demos, Asian food vendors and popular food trucks. Designers are encouraged to use their imaginations to best represent this theme in a form that is accessible and inviting to the general public.

The winning artwork will become part of the personality for 10th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration set for Saturday, May 17, 2014 in San Francisco’s Civic Center/Little Saigon and will be featured in a wide-scale multi-media marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, BART banners, bus shelters, newspaper ads and in a TV commercial. The winner will also earn a $500 grand prize and be announced on www.asianfairsf.com.

The 9th Annual AHSC winning design by Grace Wong was featured citywide on Muni buses and billboards. Photo courtesy of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.

The 9th Annual AHSC winning design by Grace Wong was featured citywide on Muni buses and billboards. Photo courtesy of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration.

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration gathers all communities among Asian Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enables cross cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, promoting Asian inspired arts and crafts vendors, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.

“The poster contest is a wonderful opportunity for any artist or graphic designer to have their work showcased in a major multi-media promotional campaign,” says Cynthia Tom, board president of the Asian American Women Artists Association. “We encourage everyone to enter and can’t wait to see what people will submit.”

“We are extremely proud to be one of the only street fairs in the nation to host an annual poster contest to represent our event,” said Ted Fang, of the AsianWeek Foundation and founder of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. “The submissions over the years have been incredible and with this year’s food theme for our 10th Anniversary AHSC - ”Tastes of Asia” - we are excited to see what the community will produce!”

Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Entries should be submitted online here:

http://asianfairsf.com/poster-contest-entry-form/

For rules visit:

http://asianfairsf.com/features/poster-design-contest/

For more information contact apang@asianweek.com or (415) 373-4002.

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