Our goal is aim to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. Each year, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, film, and photography. Showcasing their imagination, creativity, and passion for world peace, students interpret a designated annual theme into works of art and literature.
2020 Theme – “One World: Out of Many, We are One”
This year’s theme asks students to explore these questions by highlighting citizen diplomacy and the creative ways that we create peace through people-to-people interaction.
- How can internationally engaged future leaders help communities address global challenges of – social unity and peace – in the 21st century?
- How does international experience affect an individual or community’s ability to adapt?
- What are some examples/illustrations of coming together and celebrating our humanity?
Rules and Requirements
- Student must be 13 – 18 years old
- Art must be 2D, unframed, and no larger than 24 in x 36 in
The artwork received for Southlake Young Artist Contest will be displayed on
Monday, February 24 from 5-7pm at Theater of North Texas on 545 S. Nolen Dr. Suite 250