2011 1st Place Winner-Ziong-500pxCongratulations to Fort Collins artist Shawn Mingjiang Xiong, whose design captured the spirit of the 2011 Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, and made him the winner of this year’s Community Design Competition. His design, which combines the cross-cultural elements of both traditional Chinese paper-cutting and the “wanted” posters of the American Old West.

Shawn won a $300 prize and his design will be used for this year’s promotional poster and on other commemorative merchandise; you’ll be able to meet Shawn and purchase an autographed souvenir poster at the festival.

You can read what Shawn has to say about his art, and see the two runners-up designs and the artists’ statements.


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