Are you a talented artist or graphic designer with a passion for showcasing the beauty and strength of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities? AAPI Data Project invites you to participate in our exciting design contest, where your artistic skills can help us spread the message that “Data is Empowering.”

About AAPI Data Project: Empowering Through Accurate Data and Research

The AAPI Data Project is a well-respected hub for demographic data and policy research on AANHPI communities. Our commitment to accuracy, compelling narratives, and timely insights has earned us recognition from both national and local media outlets. We are a go-to resource for community organizations, government agencies, and decision-makers seeking a better understanding of AANHPI communities. To learn more about our work, visit our website.

Unleash Your Creativity: AAPI Data Design Contest Details

This year, we’re harnessing the creative energy of our community by launching the AAPI Data Design Contest. We’re searching for an exceptional art piece that captures the essence of our AANHPI communities and embodies the theme “Data is Empowering.” The winning design will be used on AAPI Data’s merchandise and promotional materials, making it a lasting symbol of empowerment.

Contest Highlights

  • Eligibility: The contest is open to artists and graphic designers residing in the United States. While all are welcome to apply, but we will be giving priority to AANHPI contestants. Entrants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Submission Guidelines: The submission deadline is September 15, 2023, at 11:59 pm PST. Enter via our Google Form: Submit Here. Multiple entries are welcomed, either individually or as part of a group. Keep in mind that only one prize will be awarded per winning design. There’s no entry fee.
  • Design Criteria: Your design should embody the theme “Data is Empowering.” Entries will be judged based on originality, how well they capture the theme, memorability, visibility, completeness for printing, feasibility for reproduction, and striking visuals. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of AAPI Data team members and announced in October 2023.
  • Prizes: The winning designer will receive a $500 prize. We anticipate awarding up to five winning entries, with the same prize value for each winner, regardless of team size.
  • Design Specifications: Design size should be a maximum of 9″ x 9″, using a maximum of two colors on a white background. The design should be adaptable to various platforms like social media, shirts, printing materials, and stickers. Make sure your submission is saved at 300 dpi for quality output. Acceptable files include high-resolution AI and EPS files. If your design is chosen, you’ll need to provide the original high-res design compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or another professional design program.

Showcase Your Originality: Intellectual Property and Use

By entering the contest, you confirm that your submission is entirely your own original work and does not infringe upon anyone else’s intellectual property rights. Winning designs become the property of AAPI Data and may be used for AAPI Data merchandise. AAPI Data reserves the right to adapt, edit, or modify the winning design for appropriate use. The winning designer will receive credit, and the design will be announced on AAPI Data’s social media platforms.

For further information on contest rules and guidelines, click here.

**Disclaimer and Contact**

AAPI Data is not responsible for technical issues affecting your submission. In case of fraud or technical failure, we may modify the contest or award the prize through alternate means. Ensure that your contact information is accurate to avoid disqualification. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to and/or

Embrace the power of data and creativity. Join us in celebrating our AANHPI communities through art and design. Your talent could earn you recognition, a $500 prize, and a chance to empower others through your artwork. Let’s make a statement together: “Data is Empowering.”

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We can’t wait to see your inspiring designs!