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Contests

We host community contests from time to time. These contests are open to anyone in the community who wants to share their art and advance SEWA-AIFW’s mission.

Open Contests

More Than My Color: Reclaiming Our Narratives

Race is a burning topic, so is color!

Every day we see and live in the shades of our skins. But is this the only way to see a person, value them, acknowledge them? If you are an immigrant, a child born to immigrants, or someone who has called this land home for generations but look “different”, SEWA-AIFW invites you to share your story about race or color and (re)claim your identity—the freedom to be you!

The narratives that define us should be ours, as should the stories comprising them. SEWA-AIFW offers a safe space to speak your truth and shatter the model minority myth.

We look forward to reading about how you are more than your color.

Submission Deadline: May 21, 2021

Shelter Art Project: Unleash Your Creativity

Art is a medium of expression and can become your voice when the oppressors think you have been silenced. Violence, whether it is domestic or sexual, takes away a lot from an individual. While it leaves scars, there is healing too, though it may take its own course and time for each individual.

This art project is an effort by SEWA-AIFW and Violence Free Minnesota to let the world see through your art that despite the violence meted out to you, you are not only a survivor but a victor who has transitioned, triumphed, and won over your difficulties!

We are partnered with Violence Free Minnesota to hold this contest with several women’s shelters around Minnesota.

Click here to learn about Violence Free Minnesota.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021

Check Out Local Artists and Past SEWA-AIFW Contests!

Open Writing Contest: “More Than My Color…”

The narratives that define us should be ours, as should the stories comprising them. SEWA-AIFW offers a safe space to speak your truth and shatter the model minority myth. We look forward to reading about how you are More Than…

Meet the Local South Asian Artists from SEWA-AIFW 2021 Gala

On March 6, SEWA-AIFW had its annual gala. Though the event was virtual, we felt real community and togetherness. Thank you to all our attendees and supporters! Under normal circumstances, we would have had an event in person. However, there…

Introducing SANKALP Art Contest’s Winners!

Sankalp means “oath,” or “pledge” in Hindi. Fifteen South Asian artists pledged to fight domestic violence in Project SANKALP. Today, we’re introducing you to the winners of SEWA’s second art contest. The artists were challenged to create a piece that…

Meet the Winners of the First SEWA Student Art Competition

We recently had our first Mental Health Student Art Competition. This was an opportunity for students in our community to showcase their talent while spreading mental health awareness. You may remember that we announced the winners back in September. However,…

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