Climate change has become an undeniably harsh reality in our lives, making the importance of raising awareness and taking action more essential every day. As temperatures rise, water patterns are disrupted, ecosystems are disturbed, and energy resources are proven to be unsustainable for long-term use. These ongoing changes impact our local and global communities in every aspect, and youth are the key to tackle this global reality.
In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Sister Cities International will adopt climate change as the overarching theme for its Young Artists and Authors Showcase in both 2022 and 2023. For the 2022 competition, SCI is proud to invite all its youth members to create submissions that highlight the importance of climate change and its impact on water resources. The official 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase theme is Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All.
We encourage our youth to be creative and examine all aspects of this year's theme:
Entrants must be ages 13-18 before April 1, 2022, and students must reside in Chandler.
Dimensions of Art not to exceed 20" x 32" - 2D Art only, unframed, one entry per student. Art must be original in creation and content; no copies of other artists’ work or photos will be accepted. Please pay particular attention to the SCI plagiarism policies. Entries will be evaluated based on theme interpretation, technique, creativity & originality.
Art Entries: contact Ellen Harrington to make arrangements for pick up.
480-600-8509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing may be an Essay, maximum of 500 words, or Poetry, maximum of 200 words, not to exceed 25 lines, must be double-spaced typed in English, one entry per student. Please submit Word document. Essays & Poems will be evaluated based on theme interpretation, composition, and grammar. All work must be original and inspired by the theme.
Email Entry Form and Word doc of original Essay or Poetry