Sister Cities International Youth Art Contest

The deadline for SCI’s Annual Young Artists and Authors Showcase is coming up soon! 2021’s theme is “United in Hope”. All submissions are due by May 1, 2021, 11:59 PM EST. 

For decades, Sister Cities International has leveraged the power that art has to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the Young Artists and Authors Showcase, or YAAS. The Showcase has given youth worldwide the opportunity to express their vision for a more unified, peaceful world through original art and literature.

Sister Cities International aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. Indeed, the younger generation is capable of dreaming of a human existence that is even more dynamic, more advanced, and more resilient than ever before.
Eligibility: Students must be between 13 and 18 years of age at the time of the 2021 deadline. Students must be affiliated with a dues-paying member of Sister Cities International or an international community partnered with a dues-paying member. (If you have any questions regarding your affiliation with a dues-paying member of Sister Cities International, please contact entries must be submitted and received with a completed application by May 1, 2021. Awards will be given out to the YAAS winners who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  1st Place: $1,000 2nd Place: $250 3rd Place: $100  For more information on eligibility requirements and content guidelines, please visit the YAAS webpage at 

The winners of each category will be announced at the virtual Youth Leadership Summit scheduled for August 12-13, 2021.

See below for a one-pager on the event that you can use to distribute to your networks and use as a guideline for submissions! Please be sure to refer to our website for full information.

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