The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique phenomenon in that it has affected every country around the globe. However, as is common in tragedy, hope shines through for those who persevere. Hope is a uniting force during this time as people struggle to cope with its ongoing effects and once again start to imagine a life without social distancing or wearing a mask.
For decades, Sister Cities International has leveraged the power that art has to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through this showcase, giving youth the opportunity to express their vision for a more unified, peaceful world through original art and literature.
The showcase features six (6) categories: art, photography, creative writing, poetry, music (original), and music (interpretation).
The local contest is sponsored by Hays Sister Cities who is proud to partner with the Hays Arts Council on this project.
The first place winner in each category will receive a $100 cash prize. The top five winners in each category will be submitted to the Sister Cities International competition on behalf of Hays Sister Cities. The international showcase awards an overall first, second, and third place winner who is awarded $1,000; $250; and $100, respectively.
Any area student between 13 and 18 years of age at the time of the 2021 deadline is eligible to enter the contest. Submissions are due by April 18th and winners will be announced in the weeks following. For more details about the showcase, the criteria, and the entry form, visit the link below
About Hays Sister Cities Hays' sister cities include: Santa Maria de las Misiones, Paraguay, and Xinzheng, China. Hays Sister Cities is a board of local citizen volunteers with a passion for international collaboration. The group is a member of Sister Cities International, the oldest and largest organization of citizen diplomats in the nation. For information on Hays Sister Cities, email email@example.com or find the group on Facebook. Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.