Announcing Youth Art Contest Winners

Written by VietRISE

May 16, 2022

This last month, we held a youth art contest for artists in Little Saigon ages 14-18 to develop artwork that encourages our community to get vaccines and booster shots against COVID-19. We are so excited to announce the winners of our youth art contest. A big thank you to every young person who submitted art! The winning artwork will be printed on posters and stickers in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish, and the artwork will be given out during our upcoming Free PPE Distribution Days on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 from 12-4pm. You can also email us to request a stack of stickers!

Read more about the art pieces below:

PPE & KYR Distribution

🥇 ”Together We Fight” by Emily H.

Artist’s description of the piece (@emilyyhua): A Vietnamese family of three of a mother (on the left), teenage daughter (in the center), & a grandfather (on the right) show off their bandaids on their arms after receiving their COVID-19 vaccines. The blue band-aid at the top contains supportive messages written by each of the family members to encourage others to “join the fight” & get the vaccine. The representation of each of the current generations of the Vietnamese community encourages Orange County residents to get vaccinated as they will see that getting vaccinated is not only a responsibility of the youth, but instead, a responsibility up to every member of the community.

PPE & KYR Distribution

🥈 ”No One is Safe Until We Are All Safe” by Celine N.

Artist’s description of the piece (@celknse): This piece depicts a young Asian girl receiving water from a leaf beside the caption, “No one is safe until we are all safe.” She sits next to her brother, & they are both wearing band-aids on their arms. While encompassing a naturistic spring atmosphere, the main themes are being grateful & giving back to your community.

PPE & KYR Distribution

🥉 ”Vaccines Protect the Earth” by Thao N. & Amy N.

Artists’ description of the piece (@thaowers & @2aim_me): The art depicts Earth, as people like us stand around it, & symbolizes the unity of the OC community against the spread of COVID-19. The Earth is also wearing a mask as well as being injected the COVID-19 vaccine to serve as a message/encourage viewers to receive the vaccine. The bright & vibrant color theme intends to make the atmosphere, along with the mood of the viewers, more cheerful. This will hopefully encourage their contribution in helping the community as well as the Earth by taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

PPE & KYR Distribution

Pick up posters & stickers of Emily’s design at our next PPE and know your rights resources distribution with Tenayuca Labor Project:

•   Date: Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st
•   Time: 12PM – 4PM
•   Location: VietRISE Office – 14351 Euclid St #1M, Garden Grove, CA 92843

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