Phoenix Sister Cities is currently seeking submissions for both the International Young Artist Competition and our International Young Authors Competition. Each program is unique and open to Phoenix residence as well as students from our nine Sister Cities, between the ages of 13 and 18. Students have the opportunity to earn recognition and win cash awards for their creativity and artistic ability, and at the same time help extend the Sister Cities mission through the visual and written arts.
This year's theme,
"Your World!" What makes you, you?
International exchanges and travel can impact you in many different ways. What cultures and experiences have influence your life?"
For the Artist Competitions:
All Artwork must be of watercolors, oils, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, mixed media, photography or computer-generated art.
Framed artwork is not eligible.
Submissions must be two-dimensional artwork no larger than 24 inches by 30 inches and must be the original design and work of the student artist.
Artwork must be mounted on foam core or matted.
For the Author Competition:
Submittals can either be an essay or poem.
Essays must not be plagiarized, stolen or copies from any other source and must not defame or invade the rights of any person, living or dead.
All entries must be submitted in English.
Essays are not to exceed 4,000 words and poetry is not to exceed 40 lines.
Essays must be doubles spaced.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 12, 2010.
I am hoping you can pass this information on to schools, in your city, that would be interested in submitting works for the competition.
I have attached copies of both our brochures for you to view.
For more information, please visit our website:
Home Page: http://www.phoenixsistercities.org/templates/index.php
Artist Competition: http://www.phoenixsistercities.org/templates/section-view.php?id=47
Authors Competition: http://www.phoenixsistercities.org/templates/section-view.php?id=125
I look forward to hearing from you.