Latino Art Beat Announces Winner of 2015 National Art Competition

Program partners with Maryland Institute College of Art; Miami Student Anais Perez Wins $146,000 Scholarship

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — This year's national competition winner is ANAIS PEREZ, a graduate from Doral Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy, Miami. The Maryland Institute College of Art ('MICA') awarded Perez $31,500 annually and an additional $5,000 per year as the Latino Art Beat National Winner, through the Latino Art Beat / MICA scholarship partnership totaling $146,000. Perez participated in this year's Latino Art Beat visual arts competition through Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Office of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado entering her artwork titled "El Orgullo Mundial." Miami visual arts students have won more national titles in this competition than any participating city and most have chosen to attend 'MICA' a long time premier academic partner of Latino Art Beat.

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Latino Art Beat in its 19th program year offers a visual arts competition for high school juniors, seniors and early college age students in select cities across the USA, collaborating with the local Mayor's Office and Department of Education. From all the 1st Place regional competition winners each receiving a scholarship, a national winner is selected for an additional award. The 2015 art and essay competition, "What Sports Mean to Me?" was in part sponsored by sports website SPORTAMY.

Perez stated, "Because of the Latino Art Beat initiative I am being given the chance to study my craft at the [highest] collegiate level at MICA, an opportunity that someone in my financial position could never have even dreamt of pursuing." Perez will be honored this year at a public recognition in Miami, FL on October 8, 2015 at Miami City Hall at 9:00am. This event shall be attended by Mayor Tomas Regalado and the Miami City Commissioners, broadcast live on Public Television; and further in the District of Columbia, hosted by Mayor Muriel Bowser's Office on Latino Affairs ('OLA') on October 21, 2015, at the Gala Theater -6:30pm.

For students interested in participating in the 2016 competition and an opportunity at a scholarship, the rules for the upcoming 2016 National Latino Art Beat art competition, which includes a film and animation component, shall be announced during November 2015. Please watch your local media for details. Visit Latino Art Beat on FACEBOOK.


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