A photograph submitted by the Nebraska Latino American Commission (NLAC) in Lincoln has been chosen as the winner in the 2013 Affiliate Photo Contest presented by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
NLCR is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States with a network of nearly 300 affiliated organizations, of which NLAC is one of two affiliates in Nebraska. The Annual Affiliate Photo Contest provides NCLR with an opportunity to showcase the efforts and impact the affiliates bring to the community.
"NCLR is proud of the work of our Affiliates. Your story has helped inspire many others, and even us, to continue our work to improve the lives of Latinos. We commend your tireless work to create opportunities for Latinos in Nebraska and we look forward to strengthening our partnership," said Daniel Rico, Senior Coordinator of Affiliate Member Services with NCLR.
The open call among the NCLR affiliates nationwide received a record number of entries for this year's contest and NLAC's photo was chosen as a top 10 finalist. The 10 photos were available for public voting on NCLR's website and, after having received thousands of votes, NCLR staff chose the NLAC photo from the four photos with the most votes.
"We are proud to represent the hard work of NCLR's affiliates and to have Nebraska represented in such a positive way, nationally," said NLAC Executive Director Dr. Arturo Spindola.