Hendersonville Sister Cities (HSC) is inviting local students aged 13-18 to participate in its third annual art and writing contest, as part of the organization’s participation in the international Young Artists & Authors Showcase (YAAS) hosted annually by Sister Cities International.
Locally, HSC will accept student artwork, photography, film, and writing through March 29, and display the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners and 10 finalists in a traveling showcase at Black Bear Coffee Co., and the Henderson County Public Library Main Branch from April 6-22.
Winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prizes of $200, $100, and $50, respectively, will be unveiled the evening of Friday, April 6 at Black Bear Coffee Co. during a “gallery opening” event kicking off the two-week traveling showcase. The local 1st Place piece of art, photography, film, essay or poem will be sent to represent Hendersonville and HSC at the Sister Cities International 2017 Young Artists & Authors Showcase – which awards $1,000 to five Grand Prize Winners.
If the HSC entry to the international competition is a Grand Prize Winner or Finalist, HSC will sponsor the local student’s travel to the Annual Meeting in August in Aurora, Colorado.
By March 29, students should submit art, photography, films, essays, or poetry following the 2018 theme, “The Art of Diplomacy,” highlighting the importance of citizen diplomacy and the innovative ways citizen diplomats can achieve peace through people-to-people interaction. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from their experiences with travel, exchange, international friendships, Sister Cities, and their goals to p
resent their vision of where the future will lead.
Entries will be judged by a judging panel of local artists and writers. All local entries must be accompanied by corresponding Young Artists & Authors Showcase entry forms for Artwork, Essays & Poems, Photography, or Film, available for download at http://sistercities.org/YAAS.
Students submitting artwork and photography should email HVLsistercities@gmail.com to coordinate in-person submission of their original pieces; students submitting essays, poetry or film may email their entries as attachments and the entry forms to the above address.