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CALLING ALL CREATIVES!! Growing Up Asian In America (GUAA) 2023 is Open!

February 1 - March 13

Growing Up Asian In America
Hosted by AACI and in partnership with NBC Bay Area, Growing Up Asian in America (GUAA) is an annual art, essay and video contest that reaches thousands of Bay Area students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Founded 25+ years ago, GUAA 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.

Founded by Lance Lew of NBC Bay Area in 1995, the contest provides a unique platform for young artists to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American. It remains one of the essential celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and 10 students will be selected for a cash award and a chance to appear on NBC Bay Area!

Use the questions below to help spark ideas. You do not have to answer any/all of these specific questions.

-What are some ways you are being your true self? What makes you special and unique and why?
-When do you feel safe to be yourself and why? Who do you feel safe with? How do you help others to feel safe to be themselves?
-What are important parts of your identity? How are things like your neighborhood, age, special talents, cultural background, the languages you speak, disabilities, financial background, sexuality, and/or gender identity part of what makes you who you are?
-When you are your true self, how does that also create a better neighborhood or community?

The 2023 contest is OPEN starting February 1, 2023! Learn more below and share the contest widely to Bay Area students!Online submissions will open on March 1st and close on March 15th! Winners will be announced on May 1st!

For questions, please contact AACI at (408) 975-2075 or e-mail guaa@aaci.org

Entry Deadline: March 15, 2023

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