For the 11th year running, we are proud to invite you to share your creativity in our American Latino Design Contest, sponsored by Target and AARP! They say a picture is worth a thousand words. With the next step of the creation of the National Museum of the American Latino being the selection of the location, our theme this year is “Our Story Belongs on the National Mall.”


This year, we can celebrate American Latino artwork as we work to secure our spot on the National Mall. In a Museum that stands next to the most iconic and visited exhibits in the world, how will we tell the American Latino story? What would you like to see in these halls? How do you want your legacy to be remembered? We invite you to create an original design that showcases exactly why we deserve to have our home on the National Mall. 

The winner of our Design contest will not only their work serve as the centerpiece of all of our special events—both virtually and in-person—and communiques this year, but they will receive a $500.00 gift card. The artist will forever be credited with their design as part of this historic campaign dedicated to honoring the contributions of American Latinos.

Over the years, we have received hundreds of thoughtful, creative, and beautiful designs from artists across the country. This year, are invited to wow us with your creativity and inspiration. Good luck!

Remember, each artist is only allowed to submit one design each year. The work must be original and of your own creation. It can be a photo, painting, digital creation, sketch… There are no limits!

Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, April 28th at 11:59pm PST. 

Congratulations to Jose Flores (New York) for his 2021 Winning Design: “Fly little Quetzal.” 

Fly little Resplendent, Sovereign Quetzal
No border could ever stop you from Flying so high.
Grandchild of Ajpu ☀️ and Ixchel 🌙
NO permission is needed to cross these imaginary lines

Jose Flores is a self-taught artist based out of New York whose heart and spirit remain rooted in his place of birth, Guatemala, the heartland of the Maya. His homeland’s long and ancient traditions of the Maya is where he draws his inspiration for his work.

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