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Global Friendship activities

Sister City Relationship with Ako City Japan formed in April 1997

A sister city relationship is a formal, long term relationship based on diverse linkages between the two cities – including cultural, educational, tourism, sporting and business links. The relationship requires a high degree of commitment on both sides, as well as the active involvement of the Global Friendship Committee and Working Parties.

Friendly City Relationship with Kota Kinabalu Malaysia formed in 2006

A friendly city relationship is less formal than a sister city relationship and it generally has a lower profile. It is likely to be a long term relationship, but the level of community support and involvement is not as high and the number of links may be more restricted than a sister city relationship. For example, the purpose may be for only a particular sporting event held on an annual basis.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the sister city relationship between the City of Rockingham and the City of Ako we have created an e-book community contributions and photos of past visits and events.

The Mayors for Peace Children’s Art Competition - “Peaceful Towns”.

This global competition aims to bring awareness to peace education. There will five entrants from each category chosen by the Global Friendship Committee that will then be entered to represent the City of Rockingham in the Mayors for Peace Children’s Art Competition.


  • Category 1 – 6 to 10 years old
  • Category 2 – 11 to 15 years old


  • B4 sized (250mm x 353mm), or as close to, flat artwork that can be scanned. No rules about materials.
  • Artwork must be made by the applicants themselves and have not been submitted in other competitions.
  • Artwork must not infringe on the right of a third party, such as copyright (including that of animated characters), trademark, and the right of publicity.
  • Must be no bigger than 7MB.
  • One applicant can submit one artwork only
  • Applicants need to submit their artwork and application form to the City of Rockingham via email Subject – Mayor’s For Peace Art Competition or on a USB in person at the City of Rockingham Administration Building during office hours: Civic Boulevard, Rockingham WA 6168. Monday to Friday 8.30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Artwork must be submitted by Friday 9 August 2019.


  • First, second and third prize artworks will receive a certificate and commemorative gift from the Mayors for Peace Association.
  • The Mayors for Peace President Award will be given to one of the two First Prize artworks, which includes a certificate and 20 plastic folders on which the artwork is printed and presented to the award winner.


  • The right to use submitted artworks is owned by the Mayors for Peace Secretariat.
  • The submitted artworks will not be returned.
  • As for the Mayors for Peace President Award and the outstanding performance prize, the creators’ artworks, names, ages, member cities, and messages regarding their works will be posted on the Mayors for Peace website.