Young Artists and Poets Chosen to Represent Fort Worth
For decades, Sister Cities International has leveraged the power that art has to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the Young Artists and Authors Showcase, or YAAS. The Showcase has given youth worldwide the opportunity to express their vision for a more unified, peaceful world through original art and literature.
Fort Worth Sister Cities International held the local showcase to choose student pieces to be submitted to the worldwide competition.
We want to give a special thanks to our Young Artists and Authors Co-Chairs Rachel Jenkins and Julia King and their committee for recruiting judges and securing prize money.
Congratulations to all the artists and authors who were selected and entered into the international competition.
- 1st Place: Eric Rollins, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts – “La Comida Del Animal”
- 2nd Place: Jacqueline Rice, Polytechnic High School – “Undiluted Divine”
- 3rd Place: Izabella New, Westlake Academy – “Mother Nature’s Bounty”
- Honorable Mention: Juliet Anaya, Northside High School – “Taste of Childhood”
- Honorable Mention: Vidhi Jadeja, Flower Mound High School – “The Importance of Fresh Food”
- 1st Place: Ashira Blakeley, World Languages Institute – “The Children’s Dining Table”
- 2nd Place: Hudson Finley, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts – “The Feast King’s Gorging Hall”