Two US AAPI organizations, Asians Are Strong and The Push, are launching an art competition and calling for artists around the world to create their own understanding of Being Your Own Hero & Asian Strength.

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BE YOUR OWN HERO

This competition aims to inspire creatives and individuals throughout the world to explore Asian Strength and Heroism through the lens of art. The competition aims to empower our community to tap into the strength they already possess, support nonprofits in need, and inspire people to imagine new worlds where communities uplift those in need.

Submissions will be displayed on our website via our virtual exhibition. Our line up of esteemed judges will select the top 10 finalist to go through to the public voting round.

Join this movement and encourage your community to stand up and discover the strength that you already possess.

PRIZES

$500 First Place, $200 Second Place, $100 Third Place

DATE

Submission begins October 5, 2021 and ends October 27, 2021

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To enter the contest, you must be age of eighteen or older (18) by the start of the Contest.

Each artist can submit up to ONE artwork.

The artwork should depict your interpretation of the theme, “Asian Heroism.”

Open for original work of art in any of the following visual art media/formats: painting, drawing, textile art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, clay, ceramics, wood, leather, stone, metal, traditional and folk art, mixed media. This contest excludes film, poetry, artistic performance, and music. Read more RULES

Please use the form HERE to send jpegs and pngs with a minimum of at least 2400px on the longest side, and at 72dpi. The images should be less than 10MB each. If your image(s) are chosen, we will be in contact for higher resolution files.

JUDGES



BENEDICT WONG

World-renowned actor known for roles in films ranging from global phenomenons ‘Shang Chi’, to ‘Doctor Strange’, and TV series such as Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo.’



GUNO PARK

Internationally-renowned artist known for his breathtaking drawings and watercolor paintings, with works featured in influential publications ranging from ‘Drawing Magazine’, to ‘Drawn to MoMA’ and ‘Brooklyn Rail.’



R KIKUO JOHNSON

Distinguished illustrator known for his works on the cover of ‘The New Yorker’. Award winning cartoonist known for his graphic novels such as the most recent “No One Else.”

DION LIM

Emmy-Award recipient, leading journalist on reporting anti-Asian violence in America and recipient of ‘The Champion of Truth’ Award.


JAY & SHARON

Content creators/influencers bringing original, fun content to global audiences daily. “Cheap = cool.”


Internationally-renowned sculptor famous for his meticulous relief sculptures. Recipient of 2017 ‘Dexter Jones Award’ and winner of ‘Compleat Sculptor Award.’