Third Grader Wins Essay, Poster Contest

Justin Im's work will be featured at 200 libraries across the Bay Area.

Justin Im's winning poster.
Justin Im's winning poster.

Vintage Hills third grader Justin Im has won the Growing Up Asian in America program. Attached is his winning entry. There were nearly 1,200 entries so Justin and his school site should be proud of his accomplishment.

Growing Up Asian in America (GUAA) is a signature program by the Asian Pacific Fund. GUAA is an art, essay and video contest for K-12 Bay Area youth, which empowers Asian and Pacific Islander American student to explore their identities and celebrate their heritage.  It serves as an important community resource that has been around for almost 20 years. We honored our 45 winners at an awards ceremony at the Asian Art  Museum on May 4, 2014.  

Justin's artwork was be printed on a poster featuring all top winning artwork and essay excerpts and was distributed to over 200 libraries throughout the Bay Area. Congratulations, Justin!

—Information submitted by Pleasanton Unified School District


Donna Fleming June 03, 2014 at 02:35 PM
I think you are missing the point. This is an outstanding piece of art created by a child. It does not matter what the subject is. Looks like a Van Gogh.
Jim June 03, 2014 at 06:47 PM
John. I disagree I could not paint this and I'm an adult. Maybe you have the art gene and could do this or even better. For a third grader it looks great. Especially to make it from his head and not copy it. Good job
Dr Tom June 03, 2014 at 10:41 PM
How about a "growing up white in an increasingly asian america" program? My PC gene almost made me not write that


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