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Portraying The Immigrant Experience
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
Jennifer Alvarado / Jose Angeles / Luis Badillo (Third Place) / Susy Burgos / Melissa Cambron / Lovencia (Lovey) Chambley / Daniela Dock (First Place) /Nadia Fajardo /Christian Garcia Lopez /Oliver Garcia Lopez /Aaron Gomez /Maria J. Gonzalez Gomez /Jenny Jimenez Gomez /Anika Kwan /Lillian Lopez /Bryan Martinez /Jade Moore /Melanie Padilla /Mykelle Patterson /Rebecca Perez /Kimberly Perez-Morales /Sophia Sobrino (Second Place) /Brigett Bravo / Anonymous
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