Call for Young Artists in Louisville for Sister Cities!

Sister Cities of Louisville is calling for young Louisville Artists to join a National Artist and author Showcase!

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. Students from national and international sister city member communities interpret an annual theme and send their work to Washington, DC where a panel of judges selects Grand Prize Winners and Finalists based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation. After the finalists for art, literature, film, and photography are announced for the national competition, the works go on a yearlong tour hosted by local sister city programs on a monthly basis, and the grand prize winners receive $1000 each.

2018 Theme: The Art of Diplomacy This year’s theme, “The Art of Diplomacy”

highlights the importance of citizen diplomacy and the innovative ways citizen diplomats achieve peace through people-to-people interaction. Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from their experiences with sister cities, travel, exchange, international friendships, and the many ways that people cultivate relationships across cultures.

Deadline to submit entries : April 10th Entries due to Sister Cities of Louisville (502-681-9764)

Rules & Requirements:

Art:
Student must be 13 – 18 years old Art must be 2D, unframed, and no larger than 24 in x 36 in (61 cm x 91.5 cm) One submission per student.
LOCAL WINNERS – One (1) Winner will be chosen to represent Louisville in the national competition. The national winners will be announced in June.

Literature:
Student must be 13 – 18 years old Essays: 500 words or less | Poems: 200 words or less Multiple entries allowed
WINNERS – Three (3) LOCAL Winners in each category will be chosen to represent Louisville in the national competition. The national winners will be announced in June.

Photo:
Student must be 13 – 22 years old Submit photos via Instagram with the following: @SisterCitiesLouisville, #SCL_YAAS2018, and photographer City/State/Country Multiple entries allowed
WINNERS – Three (3) LOCAL Winners will be chosen to represent Louisville in the national competition. The national winners will be announced in June.

Film:
Student must be 13 – 22 years old Film must be 1-10 minutes in length Film must be submitted to Cinequest
Film must be submitted to Cinequest WINNERS – All Local entries will be judged in Washington DC. One (1) Grand Prize Winner and One (1) Finalist will be announced in June.

 

Art & Literature entries should be submitted to Sister Cities of Louisville (502-681-9764) Local Winners and finalists will be announced on Sunday, April 15th at the Sister Cities’ Spring Bash – National Winners will be announced in June All art, photography, and writing entries will be published online with Sister Cities of Louisville and Sister Cities International All winners and finalists will be displayed at the 2018 Annual Conference in Aurora, Colorado and go on a tour to select cities across the U.S. There is NO FEE for art, writing, or photography entries. There is a $25 fee for film entries. There is a $25 return fee per art piece for the Young Artists Showcase if the program/artist wants the art returned.

Download the official PDF: https://firstfridayhop.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SCL-Young-Artists-Authors-Showcase.pdf

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