Artists over 19 years old, who have a disability and live in Arizona or one of Phoenix's nine sister cities, are eligible for the sixth annual Phoenix Sister Cities International Competition for Artists with Disabilities.

The deadline for the contest is Oct. 1. Cash awards of $500, $300 and $150 will be granted to the first-, second- and third-place winners.

An event to display the art and announce the winners will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The Warehouse 1005, 1005 N. First St.

This year's contest theme is "Power Lies Within." Entrants should send two-dimensional watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, photography, mixed media and computer-generated art no larger than 24 inches by 30 inches to: AICCD, 4545 N. 36th St., Suite 125A, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

Last year, more than 100 entries were received along with entries from four of Phoenix's nine sister cities: Chengdu, China; Grenoble, France; Hermosillo, Mexico; and Taipei, Taiwan. The first- and third-place winners, Heather Edgar and Kristin Leahy, were from Phoenix; while Ted (Bear) Ferguson, second-place winner, was from Glendale.

Phoenix's other sister cities include Calgary, Canada; Catania, Italy; Ennis, Ireland; Himeji, Japan; and Ramat-Gan, Israel.

For more information on the art competition, visit phoenixsistercities.org then click on "Programs" and "Disability Awareness."

For more information, email mjtrunzo@mindspring.com.

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