2018 Young Artists and Authors Showcase entry depicting women from different cultures collectively knitting a blanket from different country flags

About the Young Artists and Authors Showcase

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, and photography.

Submissions are centered around an annual theme and judged based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation.

Selected Grand Prize Winners in each category (art, literature, and photography) win a $1000 prize. After the finalists for art, literature, and photography have been announced, their works are displayed in Sister Cities around the U.S. in a year-long tour.

Interested in hosting YAAS art in your city? See our hosting guidelines and reach out to our Youth Department.

Any Sister City program that is a member of Sister Cities international can participate in YAAS. The showcase is a great opportunity to engage local students, English teachers, and art teachers in your Sister City program.


Students and member cities should send their art and/or literature, along with their corresponding completed entry form, to Sister Cities International by mail or by emailing youth@sistercities.org. Click on the photos below to download and complete your entry form.