Young Artists and Authors Showcase Local Contest

Every year, the Sister Cities Commission brings the Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) to Red Wing students.

The theme for 2024 is "ClimateScape: Resilient Cities for Tomorrow’s Climate."

To Enter the Local Contest

  • Students must be between 13 and 18 years of age at the time of the April 1, 2024, deadline. The student must be affiliated with a dues-paying member of Sister Cities International or an international community with a dues paying sister city. The Red Wing Sister Cities Commission has this affiliation.
  • All entries must meet the criteria specified by Sister Cities International or will be ineligible and returned to the artist.
  • All entries must conform to Sister Cities International’s policy on plagiarism (PDF).
  • The application is available as a PDF document below. You may download or copy-paste the application to complete it and submit it with photos of your work. The Sister Cities section will be completed by the Red Wing Sister Cities YAAS Committee.
  • The Red Wing Sister Cities Commission will select winners in each category to enter in the international contest. Awards will be given out to local winners who then have the chance to win at the international level.


  • Submit application and 2D art to Lisa Acker, 419 Bush Street, Red Wing, MN (between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
  • Submit all electronic submissions and application to Lisa Acker.  Email Lisa Acker.
  • All submissions must be received prior to April 1, 2024, to allow for judging at the local level.

2023 Contest Materials