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Latino Daily News

Saturday April 7, 2012

National Design Contest for American Latino Musuem Launched

National Design Contest for American Latino Musuem Launched

Photo: American Latino Museum Design Contest

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The Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) is engaging its supporters for its first ever Campaign Design Contest!

Running from April 2 - April 30, FRIENDS, the only organization dedicated to the creation of a national American Latino Museum, is hosting a national call to supporters of the museum effort to create this year’s design and theme for its 2012 nationwide promotional and educational awareness campaign.

The winning design will be featured nationally in advertisements, informational handouts, campaign posters, donation cards and other promotional materials, as well as the Friends online and social media platforms reaching almost 240,000 subscribers. The winning artist will be flown to Las Vegas, NV to attend a special unveiling of their winning design during National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) Annual Conference in July, representing the largest and most important gathering of the nation’s most influential individuals, organizations, institutions, and companies working with the Hispanic community.

This design contest follows a wave of significant legislative progress toward bringing the American Latino Museum to fruition. Leaders in both the House and the Senate have submitted letters of support urging for the inclusion of language in the upcoming appropriations bill that expresses support for the creation of a Smithsonian American Latino Museum. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and his colleague in the Senate Bob Menendez (D-NJ) led the efforts to garner bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate from 22 other Members of Congress.

The Campaign Design Contest winner selection process will include the participation of the Latino community and supporters of the American Latino Museum initiative through a public voting process.