Nomination for AAPI Heritage Month Campaign (closed)

Submission are now closed.

May is (AAPI) Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month from May 1st to May 31th. AIGA DC wants to recognize local AAPI creatives using creativity to tell their heritage story, public awareness of AAPI issues, or create something to benefit the AAPI community. We will publish selected nominees on social media and our blog. We are accepting nominations of AAPI creatives from the Washington, DC area.

Deadline is the end of day April 25th, 2021.

Campaign visual is made by Rachel Newman. Visit website.

Follow AIGA DC on Twitter and Instagram to see the selected nominees in May.

Can I self-nominate or nominate someone else?
Yes to both! We’ll ask you for yours or their name, email, and links to project(s). 

What is considered (AAPI) Asian American and Pacific Islander?

  • Central Asians
    (Afghani, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgians, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Tajik, Turkmen, Uzbek)
  • East Asians
    (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Okinawan, Taiwanese, Tibetan.)
  • Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (in the U.S. Jurisdictions & Territories)
    (Carolinian, Chamorro, Chuukese, Fijian, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Kosraean, Marshallesse, Native Hawaiian, Niuean, Palauan, Pohnpeian, Papua New Guinean, Samoan, Tokelauan, Tongan, Yapese.)
  • Southeast Asians
    (Bruneian, Burmese, Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Laotian, Malaysian, Mien, Singaporean, Timorese, Thai, Vietnamese)
  • South Asians
    (Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Indian, Maldivians, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan)
  • Other (Please specify) 

Nominees must be based in the Washington, DC area:

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland 

What’s in the nomination form? 

Application Form Structure

  • Name
  • Email
  • Heritage 
  • DMV area location
  • Link(s) to projects
  • Answer to the following selection criterias

Selection Criteria’s

Criteria 1 – Content
The project has a voice and point of view. It conveys meaning in graphic design, digital, marketing, audio, animation, or video. It’s relevant and engaging.

Criteria 2 – Creativity
The creative cleverly use materials, styles and/or technology to communicate their narrative. Their work is imaginative, stand-out, and innovative.

Criteria 3 – Social Impact
Their works contribute to a safer space and more awareness for the AAPI community.

For any questions 
If you have any questions, please email Raksa.

By Raksa Yin
Published April 8, 2021