May is Asian Heritage month and every year San Francisco has a wonderful street celebration. It is the largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the nation (according to their site) and offers an array entertainment, food, educational sessions -- a great place for families and friends to attend to learn more about all the different cultures. In addition to the celebration, there is always a poster contest. The fun part is that if you are the winner your design would be used for all marketing materials. The challenge is to create a design that incorporates the year's number, like this year was 8.
I've always wanted to enter the contest and decided to go for it this year. I submitted my design with my fingers crossed. I didn't end up winning, but I'm happy I actually went for it and not just sit back and wonder if I could go for it or not. There's always next year!
Congratulations to the winner, Klaudiusz Madej. You can see the winning design here: http://asianfairsf.com/2012/03/origami-flowers-blossom-as-ahsc-poster-contest-winner/
Also, you can see the other 50 submissions here (Pretty cool to see mine up there!) : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.369753716391507.91798.107575025942712&type=3&l=ca7da01791
If you're in the Bay Area during the celebration, stop by the event and hang out!