ZAMFEST Partners with Radio Disney and Launches Contest For LA Elementary Schools

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$1,000 Grand Prize Awarded to Winning School’s Art Program.

Cori B (Snoop Dogg's Daughter) Performs at ZAMFEST 2011

Whether it helps fund an art-related field trip or provide supplies, we want our donation to directly impact students in a way that enables them some form of creative expression or education.

ZAMFEST, The Z Arts and Music Festival, secured Radio Disney as a media partner for the 2012 festival. Radio Disney will work with ZAMFEST to promote this year’s event and bring awareness to the contributions made to the artistic development of Los Angeles’ youth.

ZAMFEST has also launched the “Inspire Me” contest which is currently open to all Los Angeles elementary schools. The grand prize of $1,000 will be donated to the winning school’s art program.

Applicants can submit text, photo, or video that explains what inspires them, and then share their entry with friends. The entry with the most votes will receive a donation of $1,000 to their schools’ art program along with a ZAM FAM Fun Pack, which includes eight admission tickets, a ZAMFEST t-shirt, and an unlimited-use wristband for event activities. The fun pack itself has a retail worth of $75.

Director, Paul Kim, explains that this is one way the ZAMFEST team gives back to the community that supports it, as well as supports the Arts in schools. “We want all children to have an opportunity to express themselves creatively, and this includes during the school day. Whether it helps fund an art-related field trip or provide supplies, we want our donation to directly impact students in a way that enables them some form of creative expression or education.

ZAMFEST will be taking place on Sunday, September 23rd starting at 10:00 am on the campus of University High School in West Los Angeles. Last year’s event garnered over 1,000 attendees; this year the number is expected to almost triple. Some of the participants in this year's event include Art Works Studio, Hoopitup! Kidz, HRA Studios, PaperAirplanes.net, Trash For Teaching, and Zimmer Children's Museum.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the cost of $5; on-site admission will be $8.

ZAMFEST is also partnered with Create Now (http://www.createnow.org), a 501(c)(3) organization that serves neglected and vulnerable children between the ages of 2-25 throughout all of Southern California to transform their lives through creative arts mentoring, education, resources, and opportunities. The festival works year round to raise awareness about Create Now and proceeds from the event are made directly to the nonprofit.

About ZAMFEST:
Inspired by the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival, ZAMFEST stands for the Z Arts & Music Festival, where the Z refers to our current ‘Generation Z’ of kids. Zamfest aims to provide children with relevant tools for future success in our rapidly changing world and to support their critical development as well-rounded, well-informed people despite continuing school budget cuts. ZAMFEST is a collective of creative minds in one place that provides inspiration and fun for families.

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