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JSCA's Young Artists & Authors Showcase (YAAS)

Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) in conjunction with Sister Cities International (SCI) is now accepting art submissions in six categories for the JSCA Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS). Individuals aged 13-18 are invited to enter their work of art by March 15, 2022, 11:59 P.M.

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JSCA's Young Artists & Authors Showcase (YAAS)

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Mar 15, 2022, 11:59 PM

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About the event

Call for Young Artists and Authors

The 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) by Sister Cities International (SCI) is open for submissions!

Sister Cities International and Jacksonville Sister Cities Association aim to promote Peace through Mutual Respect, Understanding, and Cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. Sister Cities International and its local affiliate JSCA are pleased to highlight the power of art to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the annual Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS). This contest has provided youth worldwide with the opportunity to express their vision for a more unified, peaceful world through original art, literature, music, and photography.

The theme for this year’s event is "Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All".

All submissions must be made through JSCA and are due by March 15, 2022, 11:59 P.M. EDT. The top five in each category will continue to the SCI global showcase. There are therefore two levels of competition and two opportunities for youth talents to be recognized. Individuals may enter only one submission in only one of the following six categories: Classic Art | Digital Art | Music (Original) | Photography | Poetry | Prose


✦ Participating individuals must be between 13 and 18 years of age at the time of the SCI 2022 YAAS global competition deadline of April 1, 2022. Individuals must be affiliated with a dues-paying member of SCI or an international community partnered with a member.

All entries must be emailed and accompanied by the completed JSCA YAAS application (available from Ms. Craig) by March 15, 2022, 11:59 P.M. EDT, to Ms. Corey Craig at

✦ The Top Five entries in each of the six contest categories from the 2022 JSCA YAAS contest will be submitted by April 1, 2022, to the Sister Cities International YAAS global competition.

JSCA prizes – The top five Jacksonville YAAS winners from each of the six contest categories will be awarded $50 by JSCA on May 25, 2022.

SCI prizes – International awards will be given to the YAAS winners as follows:

Grand Prize – $1,000 | 2nd Place – $250 | 3rd Place – $100

For SCI category specifics, submission guidelines, including file format and sizes, and other information please visit the YAAS webpage located at

All Jacksonville entries must meet these same SCI guidelines.

SCI winners in each of the six categories will be announced at the virtual Youth Leadership Summit, Date TBD. Please return the application (available from Ms. Craig) with a contest entry.

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