[Offtopic] Lions International Peace Poster Competition

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Aug 14 23:20:24 EST 2008

Lions International Peace Poster Competition


Encouraging Youth: "Peace begins with me"

Each year since 1988 Lions Clubs around the world proudly sponsor the 
Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth 
groups, encouraging young people ages 11-13 to artistically express their 
visions of peace.

Promoting the Arts:

Participants use a variety of mediums including charcoal, crayon, pencil 
and paint to express a new theme developed each year to spark their 
imagination. The works created are unique and express the young artist's 
life experience and culture.

Spreading Peace and International Understanding:

Each year consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Twenty four 
international finalists are selected to represent the work of more than 
350,000 young participants from around 75 countries worldwide. Since 1988 
more than 3.6 million children have participated.

"Peace begins with me" is the theme of the 2008-9 Peace Poster Contest.

Lions Clubs can sponsor the program in their community for children in 
local schools or organised youth groups. Students ages 11 -13 on November 
15th are eligible to participate. Through the contest students are 
encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest's theme..


Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the 

Posters advance through several judging levels; local, district, multiple 
district and international. At the international level, judges from the 
art, peace, youth and media communities select one grand prize winner and 
23 merit award winners. 


One international grand prize winner will receive a trip to a special 
award ceremony with the sponsoring Club president and two family members 
to Lions with United Nations day in New York City. The winning artist will 
be presented with an engraved plaque and a cash prize of US$2,500. Each of 
the merit award winners receives a certificate of achievement and US$500

Cheers people
Stephen Loosley

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