Sioux Falls Young Artists and Authors Showcase

This year’s 2018 theme, “The Art of Diplomacy” aiming to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. This year’s theme, “The Art of Diplomacy” highlights the importance of citizen diplomacy and the innovative ways citizen diplomats achieve peace through people-to-people interaction.

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Artwork Submissions

Art must be two dimensional, unframed, and no larger than 24in. x 36in. No photography. Media of all other types are encouraged, including pencil, ink, paint, prints, collage, mixed media, etc.

Art that does not meet the above criteria will be ineligible and returned to the artist.

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Essays and Poems

Essays are not to exceed 500 words, poetry is not to exceed 25 lines. Entries must be submitted in English Winners will be based on theme interpretation, composition, and grammar. All work must be original and inspired by the theme.

At the International level, multiple entries are allowed for sister city members and their international city partners. However, please limit five entries per classroom.

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Photography

All photography must be submitted digitally in .jpg format at 300dpi. Included with the submission is your full name, photo caption (140 characters max) explaining why this fits the theme, and your current school. 10 entries are allowed per student.

Photography that does not meet the above criteria will be ineligible and returned to the artist.