Consistent with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, Sister Cities International will continue to embrace climate change as the overarching theme for its 2023 Young Artists and Authors Showcase. For this competition, SCI is proud to invite youth from member communities to submit innovative, thoughtful, and impactful creations that emphasize various aspects of food security, including the impact of climate change on food production and food consumption, in their own communities.
As a leading nonprofit, citizen diplomacy organization, Sister Cities International has been promoting peace through mutual understanding since its origins in 1956. Food has been one of the core pillars of sister cities’ cultural understanding – food is a universal language that unites us.
The persistent food-security struggle is a concern that all communities face. Ongoing environmental changes continue to impact locals’ access to nutritious foods, making the importance of youth leadership and raising awareness more vital every day.
Entrants must be ages 13-18 before April 1, 2023, and students must reside in Chandler.
First Place Art, Poetry, Essay, Photography $100 | Second Place Art, Poetry, Essay, Photography $75 | Third Place Art, Poetry, Essay, Photography $50 | Honorable Mention Certificate | Accepted for Show Certificate
Results will be announced April 20, 2023 by email to the students and their teachers. Winning entries
will be posted on our website.