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Portraying The Immigrant Experience

Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020
8am - 5pm

The Latin American Association (LAA) holds a yearly art contest open to all Georgia high school students regardless of immigrant status or national origin, seeking submissions from a diverse array of students.  Artists are asked to submit a two-dimensional drawing or painting accompanied by an essay of up to 500 words in which they explain their connection to “the immigrant experience.”

Scholarship prizes are awarded to students as follows:

First place: $2,500 / Second place: $1,500 / Third place: $1,000

These Scholarship prizes are used to reimburse academic expenses once winners are admitted to a technical, two-year or four-year postsecondary educational institution.

MOCA GA is delighted to partner with the LAA to display selections from this diverse and encouraging competition.

*Above image detail of “The Bloom We Won’t See” by Luis Badillo

Daniela Dock

First Place

Sophia Sobrino

Second Place

Luis Badillo

Third Place

Debanhi Romero

Honorable Mention

Isaak Ojeda

Honorable Mention

Adriana Cantor

Noteworthy Essayist

Sri Harshitha Varanasi

Noteworthy Essayist

Additional Artists

Arlet Barrera \ Ameera Bell \ Adriana Cantor \ Lydia Capps \ Joanna Castaneda \ Isabella Cooper \ Itandehui Cruz \ Esmeralda Cruz Ortiz \ Jessica Enriquez \ Kassandra Gallegos \ Michelle Garcia \ Stacy Garcia Sanchez \ Barbara Guillen \ Sabiha Jamal \ Karenna Kant \ Pamela Kplivi \ Lauren Marland \ Michele Molina \ Isaak Ojeda \ Jackie Perez \ Maria Perez \ Isaac Rodriguez \ SuShi Roll \ Debanhi Romero \ Karen Tejada \ Amani Tillman \ Sri Harshitha Varanasi \ Abigail Wooten \ Ella Wuichet