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  Zane Peters, Sister Cities of Hampton Artists/Authors Showcase Winner.

Our Global Bond

Sister Cities of Hampton annually participates in a number of events in support of our affiliate Sister Cities International; and hosts delegations in partnership with Hampton City School students, administrators, City Manager's staff, and the City’s Economic Development Director. 

We invite you to help us expand our bond in the global community by your participation.

Many of our events are free and open to the public so visit our site often or follow us on Facebook so you can make plans to join us.

Enjoy the Lights of South Korea

Zane Peters, 2016 Young Artist Winner

Featured Event:
2017 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

Past winners of the Sister Cities of Hampton Young Artists and Authors Showcase are Joshua Williams, Tessa Solee, Kianna Vallarde and Zane Peters.  Joshua Williams and Kianna Vallarde were also selected as the National Grand Prize Winners of the Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase, each receiving $1,000. Could you be the next winner?

Artists and authors from around the world are encouraged to use their imagination. What is your vision of peace? How do youth exchanges and travel promote peace?

This year’s theme, We're Going Places, showcases the importance of exchange and travel in achieving peace.

Artist Requirements

Must be a resident of Hampton or a resident of one of Hampton’s International Sister Cities. Must be between the ages of 13-18 on or before April 7, 2017. Youth in after school programs, public, private and home schools are encouraged to participate.


There is no entry fee. Art must be submitted with a completed entry form below.


Local Award of $200. The winning Hampton entry will be submitted to the Sister Cities International (SCI) Young Artist Showcase (YAS). SCI will select 10 finalists. One artist from the U.S. and one from abroad will be selected by SCI as the overall winners and each awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

Scheduled Events for 2017
Board of Directors Special Meeting
February 16, 2017
Conference Call
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting
March 16, 2017
Hampton City Hall
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sister Cities-Counties of VA Meeting
March 31, 2017
Norfolk, VA
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

International Children's Festival
April 15, 2017
Mill Point Park
10:00 AM – 5:00 pm

Give Local 757 Fundraiser
May 9, 2017
12:00 AM – 11:59 pm

4th Annual City2City Event
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

61st Annual SCI Conference
July 13-15, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA

Highlighting Past Events - (In case you missed it!)
Highlighting Past Events - (In case you missed it!)
Highlighting Past Events - (In case you missed it!)

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