YOUNG ARTISTS AND
PEACE BY PIECE: FOOD SECURITY IN MY COMMUNITY
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.
Content Guidelines and Categories
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.
As food unites us, the unrelenting struggle of food security, or a lack thereof is an issue that all communities face. The ongoing environmental changes continue to impact locals and their access to nutrition. This makes the importance of raising awareness more essential every day and youth leadership is a necessary tool to help tackle these circumstances felt around the globe.
We encourage our youth to be creative and examine all aspects of this year's theme, including:
How has climate change affected food security in your community?
How does your culture value food?
How can you, as a future leader, contribute to the solution?
What does food security mean to you?
Please read the following details carefully, as our rules and awards have changed slightly from previous years.
When describing their artwork in the application form, students are encouraged to discuss how their local communities and/or international cities are approaching this year’s theme. Students can talk about collaborative efforts between communities, give project examples, or explore areas of potential cooperation within the water sustainability field. Descriptive paragraphs should be written by the student.