Each year, Sister Cities International organizes a competition in which children of all the sister cities, national and international can take part. The winners of each city compete in a final which is held in Fort Worth. The theme of this year's competition is, "Coming Together to Build a Better World".The Grampian Houston Association in Scotland has been working hard to get several schools in Aberdeen involved as well. This is the first year for their students to compete, and the winning entry in Aberdeen will be entered into the competition in Houston to determine who's art advances toward the finals.

Shown below from Aberdeen are the students whose paintings have been selected as the first and second place entries there. Terry Morton, from Lossiemouth High school, was the winner and Alice Nam, from Westhill Academy, was runner-up. Following the next level of judging in Houston, Terry's painting advanced to the national competition and he became the first Aberdeen student ever to place in the top ten entries. He was honored at our Silver Jubilee Formal Dinner at the Copthorne Hotel in Aberdeen in September, 2004 and you can click on his photo to see him there.


Previous Years' Winners

2003 theme   "Reach for a Hand ... Touch a Heart"


The annual artist competition has again been a success for the school adopted by the Houston Grampian Association. Sidney Ann Brown, the art teacher of Taylor High School and for HGA members, perhaps better known as the daughter of Tom Erwin has managed again to inspire her students in Taylor High School in such a way that one of them won second prize and three others received honorable mention. We congratulate Purvi Patel, Tam Dwan and Johathan Nguyen with their honorable mentions, and Nathan Chantra with the second prize.

All of this year's winners were invited to the Houston City Hall where Mayor Brown presented Nathan Chantra with a $100 check for his second place entry, and $50 checks to Purvi Patel, Tam Dwan and Jonathan Nguyen for their honorable mentions.

Nathan is shown above with his art work, and shown below is a photo of Nathan, Mayor Brown, council member Quan, the vice president of Sister Cities Angelika Schmidt-Lange and Nathan's mother Mrs. Chantra.


2002 theme   "No Borders, No Fences...Just Friends!"

Shown here are photos of the artwork submitted by winners at O'Donnell School. The entry "Outreach" received First Place with an award of $200 plus a plaque; the other two entries received Honorable Mention and an award of $50 plus a certificate. Their art instructor is Ms. Sidney Ann Brown.

Outreach - First Place

'Wire Cutters of Peace' - Honorable Mention
"Wire Cutters of Peace"

'Unify' - Honorable Mention

Winner - First Place
Councilwoman Parker, Carol Mills, Mayor Brown
With First Place Winner

Honorable Mention
Councilwoman Parker, Carol Mills, Mayor Brown
With Honorable Mention Winner

Winners and Parents
Our Young Artists and their Parents

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