2024 YOUNG ARTIST AND AUTHORS SHOWCASE (YAAS)
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Long Beach, CA— Sister Cities International holds an annual global competition, YOUNG ARTISTS AND AUTHORS SHOWCASE (YAAS), to encourage young artists to express the values of international friendship and cultural exchange through artwork, literature and photography.

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2024

Eligibility

  • Students must be between 13 and 18 years of age at the time of the 2024 deadline.
  • Student entries must be submitted through Sister Cities of Long Beach.
  • All entries must conform to Sister Cities of Long Beach policy on plagiarism found here.
  • All entries must be submitted and received with a completed application by April 1, 2024. Submit entries by uploading them along with the application below.
  • All entries must meet the criteria listed below:
      1. Classic Art 
      2.  Digital Art 
      3.  Photographers 
      4. Musicians 
      5. Authors 
      6. Poets

Awards

  • Photographs of all artists’ work (in the case of the Musicians Showcase, artists’ names and names of the pieces) will be published to Sister Cities of Long Beach website.
  • One artist will be selected as the winner for each category.
  • The local first prize winner for each category will receive $150.
  • Local winning entries will be submitted to the International Competition.
  • Each International category’s Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000.
  • Each International category’s 2nd Place Winner will receive $250.
  • Each International category’s 3rd Place Winner will receive $100.
  • International winners will be announced at the Youth Leadership Summit.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE IN ENGLISH