Congratulations to our 2016 Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered the 2016 contest. You all have contributed to making this year’s program another success! 

Check out the winning entries below: 

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Look out for the commemorative 2016 Growing Up Asian in America poster coming to Bay Area libraries next month during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Poster for WEB

2016 Contest Theme:


In celebration of the 2016 Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro this summer, we invite you to think about one person in your life you would honor with a gold medal. Who would you honor—whether in your family, school or community—and why?

  • Is there someone you look up to, such as a role model?
    Who is it, and why?
  • What would the honor of the gold medal be for? What does this person do that is extraordinary or special to you?
  • What does giving someone a gold medal mean to you?
  • What would the gold medal look like? What symbols or emblems would be illustrated in the medal, and why are they significant?
  • How would you present your gold medal?

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