Phoenix Sister Cities is seeking submissions for the International Young Artist and Authors Competition, open to young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who have an artistic flair and live in Phoenix and their nine sister cities. This year's theme, "Shaping Your Community for a Greener Future," aims to promote and recognize how cleaner world for the future can be created worldwide along with promoting a sense of community globally with other cultures.

All submissions must be the original work. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. The top three poems and artwork will receive cash prizes.

For more information and to complete the official entry form, visit or call (602)534-3751.

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