Little Laos on the Prairie recently announced the first winner of their first writing contest, presented in February, when they asked for submissions on "New Ideas of Lao American Beauty." Bidone Salima of San Diego was selected for her creative flash essay, "Beauty." She receives a nice certificate from Little Laos on the Prairie and a bag of SnakeBomb Coffee from Laos.
Bidone Salima is a Lao American artist based in San Diego. Her work as a freelance photographer spans four continents and she speaks several languages. She has an AA degree in Administration of Justice, and recently completed taking a playwriting class, and volunteers for several Laotian organizations in SD. Her future goals include pursuing her B.A degree in human services.