The Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) is an annual contest that encourages youth worldwide to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, photography, and music.
Climatescape: Resilient Cities for Tomorrow's Climate
When describing their work in the application form, students are encouraged to discuss how their local communities and/or international cities are approaching this year’s theme. Students can talk about collaborative efforts between communities, give project examples, or explore areas of potential cooperation. Descriptive paragraphs should be written by the student.
Submissions are centered around an annual theme and judged based on creativity, composition, and theme interpretation.
This year students are invited to share their visions for making their communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Submission categories include: Classic Art, Digital Art, Photographers, Musicians, Authors, and Poets.
Exceptional contributions will be duly recognized with cash prizes for winners in each category of student submissions from sister cities around the world.
Selected Grand Prize Winners in each category will win a $1,000 prize, while second place winners will win $250, and third place winners will be awarded $100.
IMPORTANT FIRST STEPS TO BEGIN THE PROCESS
Send email to YAAS Coordinator for Sedona Sister Cities Association at email@example.com with your contact information and indicate your interest in participating in one of the Showcase categories.
YAAS Coordinator will contact you to answer any questions you may have and to ensure eligibility for the YAAS competition.
All entries must meet the criteria listed below.
Sister City International Plagiarism Policy:https://sistercities.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Plagiarism-Policy.pdf
If you want to learn more about what Sedona and Verde Valley is doing toward sustainability and climate, check out these links:
UN Environment Programme:
City of Sedona Draft Sustainability Plan: https://plansedona.com/
Friends of the Verde River: https://verderiver.org/
Oak Creek Watershed Council: https://oakcreekwatershed.org/
Keep Sedona Beautiful: https://www.keepsedonabeautiful.org/