Lions International Peace Poster Contest


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Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. Each year’s art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists’ life experiences and culture.

The theme of the 2012-13 Peace Poster Contest is “Imagine Peace.” Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15 are eligible to participate. Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.

Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners. International winners will be notified on or before February 1. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony with the sponsoring club president and two family members at Lions Day with the United Nations. Each of the merit award winners will receive a cash award of $500 and a certificate of achievement.

The Sleeping Lady Mtn. Lions wants to sponsor local schools and youth groups, home school and charter school students and will award $100 to first place winner, and $50 to 2nd place and $25 to 3rd place recipient. The state director of the Boys and Girls Club has endorsed this program. The deadline for turning in posters is October 15, 2012. If your school/group is interested in participating please contact us thru our website, sleepingladylions.org or call Mary at 688-9568, for more information. There is a great video put out by Lions International for last year’s contest; it can be viewed on Youtube.com as well as Lions International website, entitled “Children Know Peace.”

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