Growing Up Asian in America Awards

The 2015 contest has closed. Winners will be contacted in April.

Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.

Every year, over 1,000 Bay Area students in grades kindergarten through 12 submit artwork, essays, poems and videos on a single theme, competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.

We started our signature program in 1995 as one of the largest youth celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation. It encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.

We are grateful for the many teachers, parents and community members who encourage their youth to participate in Growing Up Asian in America. We are especially thankful for the guidance of our volunteer advisory committee of professionals in the media, public relations and marketing. We extend our thanks for their involvement and counsel.

Check out the winning 2014 contest entries here!

 Advisory Committee Members 2014

Lance J. Lew, NBC Bay Area
Committee Co-Chair

Audrey Yamamoto, Asian Pacific Fund
Committee Co-Chair

Sally Carlson, Carlson Beck

Sandy Wee, San Mateo County Library

Andrea Yamazaki Williamson, Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.

Vicky Wong, Dae Advertising, Inc.

Jennifer Yin, Asian Art Museum