Presented By AARP & Target, Design Contest Celebrates Latino Heritage Through Art

WASHINGTON—Friends of the American Latino Museum (FRIENDS) has launched public voting for its 10th annual design contest to showcase the work of Latino and Latina artists from across the United States. The top 10 designs submitted for the contest are now available for friends and supporters of the Latino Museum to vote for online.

Voting is open now through Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2021). The public can vote here.

Presented with the generous support of Target and AARP, the annual contest celebrates the national Latino community’s rich heritage and talent, inviting artists to share their vision of what American Latino history means to them.

“For the past 10 years, this contest has given artists from our community a platform to showcase their phenomenal talents and demonstrate their enthusiasm for sharing about Latino history in the United States,” said Estuardo Rodriguez, President and CEO of FRIENDS. “We have received more than 300 thoughtful, creative, and awe-inspiring designs that carry within them an authentic and moving story of Latinos in the US. I am thrilled to carry on this growing tradition and look forward to seeing who the public chooses as the winner this year.”

Friends and Supporters are encouraged to cast a vote for their favorite design and share the link to vote with others. The winner will be announced on Friday, May 7.

The winning design will be featured nationally in the 2021 FRIENDS fundraising efforts to secure the best location on the National Mall for the Smithsonian National American Latino Museum and to help secure funds to design and build this monumental museum. The 2021 design will appear on campaign posters, promotional materials and FRIENDS digital platforms throughout the year, reaching nearly 450,000 subscribers.

In addition, the winning artist will receive a $500 Target gift card.

Previous winners have included Latino painters, designers, and illustrators from coast to coast who represent the full diversity of American Latinos in the US.

Reminder: friends and supporters of the Latino museum are invited to vote here through Cinco de Mayo!