NBC is a proud sponsor of Growing Up Asian in , an art and essay contest for Bay Area students in grades kindergarten through 12. Prizes are $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000, $27,000 total. Growing Up Asian in is one the largest celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage in the country. For info rmation about the 2009 contest and how to enter, please visit www.asianpacificfund.org. The entry deadline is March 5, 2009.