CONTACT: Len Novarro, 619-521-8008
DATE: Monday, March 1, 2010
SEVENTH ANNUAL ASIAN HERITAGE AWARDS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR ACHIEVEMENT
Asian Heritage Society and Community Honor Outstanding Asian-Americans
San Diego, CA – The Seventh Annual Asian Heritage Awards is accepting nominations in 14 categories to be celebrated July 10 aboard the USS Midway. The event will honor outstanding Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The ceremony will also will pay special honor to Tom Hom, the first Asian American elected to City Council.
The call for nominations begins today, March 1, and will close on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, when the voting by the general public will begin. Nominations will be screened by a committee and the honor will go to the nominee with the most votes. The fourteen categories include Art and Literature, Business Enterprise, Community Service, Cultural Preservation, Education, Entrepreneurship, Government, Health and Medicine, Humanitarian Outreach, Innovation and Technology, Legal Affairs, Media, Military, and Performing Arts.
Nominations may be submitted by completing the form appearing in the newspaper ASIA, The Journal of Culture & Commerce, online, or by filling the attached nomination form. Winners will be announced at the Seventh Annual Asian Heritage Awards.
This will be the biggest year yet for the Asian Heritage Awards, as it brings together government officials, business owners, corporate executives, community leaders, military officers in what has become the premier Asian American event in Southern California.
Additionally, Tom Hom, one of San Diego’s most influential Asian Americans, has been chosen as this year’s Special Recognition Honoree. Special Recognition Honorees in the past have included Ret. Major General Antonio Taguba and State Senator Leland Yee.
For more information on nominating an individual or an organization, please follow this link; NOMINATION FORM, or please visit our websites at www.AsiaMediaInc.com and www.AsianHeritageAwards.com, or email editorial@AsiaMediainc.com.
The Asian Heritage Society is dedicated to developing the next generation of Asian American leaders through workshops, its mentorship and pilot projects linking U.S. schools with schools in Asia and in preserving the cultural legacy of San Diego and Southern California’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities through events such as the Asian Heritage Awards.
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