27th Annual Young Artists Showcase: Up to $1,150 in awards!
"CONNECTING COMMUNITIES FOR PEACE & PROSPERITY"
Important Notes Regarding the 2015 Theme: Sister Cities International (SCI) aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation, one individual, one community at a time. This year’s theme, "Connecting Communities for Peace and Prosperity", celebrates SCI's mission. Sister Cities International founder President Dwight D. Eisenhower reasoned that, by becoming friends, people of different cultures could celebrate and appreciate differences. If people connect across national boundaries and get to know each other, their mutual respect and understanding can transform diplomatic relations and foster peace and prosperity. Artists and authors from around the world are encouraged to use their imagination. What is your vision of peace? How does connecting globally allow you and your community to prosper?
Local Awards 1st - $150 / 2nd - $75 / 3rd - $25 National Awards Newport News' winning art will automatically be entered into the SCI Young Artist Showcase and eligible for additional awards. SCI will award two $1,000 winners (one U.S./ one international). The Grand Prize Winners’ & finalists will be displayed at the 2015 SCI Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN. After the conference, these works will go on a tour to select cities across the U.S. Artist Requirements All artists should carefully review the artist requirements included with the entry form located above, right. All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Artist must be between the ages of 13-18 as of May 1, 2015. Artists must be a 1) resident of one of Newport News’ Sister Cities, 2) a resident of Newport News, or 3) a non-resident currently attending a Newport News public or private school. (Home Schoolers residing in Newport News are welcome to participate.)