Open Call for Poster Contest Entries!

2007 winning artwork by Graham Haynes. A dragon shaped as a “3” representing the third annual street fair.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC) today announced its annual poster contest in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists Association, Asian Art Museum, Center for Asian American Media, and Kearny Street Workshop. Graphic artists are sought to create an exciting image to become part of the personality for the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration to be held on Saturday May 19, 2012 in front of the Asian Art Museum, leading up to the Little Saigon District.
The winning artwork will be featured in a wide-scale multi-media marketing campaign in both the mainstream and Asian Pacific markets in a combination of posters, postcards, Muni bus ads, BART banners, bus shelters, newspaper ads and in a TV commercial. The winner will also earn a $500 grand prize. All entries will be posted at

The Asian Heritage Street Celebration gathers all communities among Asian Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area, and enables cross cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, promoting Asian inspired arts and crafts vendors, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.

“The poster contest is a great opportunity for any up-and-coming artist to have his or her work showcased in such a large scale and meaningful way,” said Jennifer Yin, Manager of Marketing & Digital Engagement for the Asian Art Museum. “We’re looking for a creative and eye-catching design that will capture the spirit of heritage and community.”

“We are proud to be one of the only street fairs nationwide to host an annual poster contest to represent our event,” said Ted Fang, of the AsianWeek Foundation and founder of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. “We’ve lucked out with such amazing designs in the past and can’t wait to see what great artwork the community will come up with next!”

Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 6, 2012.

Entries should be submitted online here:

For rules and a look at all the previous winning entries, visit:


About the AsianWeek Foundation
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is organized by the AsianWeek Foundation in cooperation with over 150 organizations in the local and Asian American community. It is held the 3rd Saturday of every May. The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to developing Asian American community. All proceeds from the Celebration are donated to local and national non-profit organizations.

About the Asian American Women Artists Association
AAWAA is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, they offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue.

About Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.

About Center for Asian American Media
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.

About Kearny Street Workshop
KSW, a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. KSW serves the community as an information resource and through our four areas of arts programming: adult arts education, next generation arts support and training, multidisciplinary arts presentations, and publications.