4. Taiwanese American Association/Minnesota Chapter won three “Award of Excellence” for their Taiwanese booth ( The theme is “Now and Then”) in Festival of Nations/MN, an award for the Design, and two awards voted by Student Hours and Public Hours on 5/3-6/2018. A great victory for promoting Taiwanese culture and heritage. The win is the 25th consecutive year and the 30 times in the past 32 years. This is the only T. A. organization still involved in the international festival in the U. S.


I hope this email finds all of you well, rested and enjoying our gorgeous weather we are having – finally!

We want to thank all of you, your volunteers, your communities and beyond for all of your hard work, your dedication, your passion, your enthusiasm, your engagement, your countless hours preparing and during the Festival of Nations and your participation with this years 2018 Festival of Nations Cultural Exhibits!

What a wonderful joy it is to work with all of you and to see your Cultural Exhibits on display!

We appreciate everyone’s patience – as I know several of you are curious about who won for Student’s Choice and Audience Choice.

Here are the results for Student’s Choice and Audience Choice for 2018:

Student’s Choice – Taiwanese

Audience Choice – Taiwanese

I would like to add a note that EVERY SINGLE EXHIBIT had votes submitted AND there were several exhibits that were close in count.

The theme for 2019 Festival of Nations is: “World Festivals and Celebrations”!

We are already excited and planning for 2019!

Again – THANK YOU to ALL OF YOU and your volunteers for another wonderful Festival of Nations.

We couldn’t do the Festival without your participation.

Please, as always, let us know if you have any feedback to provide, questions, inquiries and more.

We hope you have a wonderful Summer and look forward to working with all of you again for 2019 Festival of Nations!


Anne DeBeau-Melting


Source from TAA-MN 06/2018

Posted in 06/2018