Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to sponsor students in the Lions International Essay Contest. This essay contest was created to offer an opportunity to visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace. The theme of the 2017-18 Lions International Essay Contest is "The Future of Peace." Students who are visually impaired and who are ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
Work with your fellow Lions, local schools and area families to identify young people who are interested in participating and who could benefit from this program. One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000.
Essay Contest Guidelines
Each essay must be submitted with a completed entry form. Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length, submitted in English, type-written in black ink and double-spaced. Read the complete essay contest rules and entry form.
2016-17 Essay Contest Winner
“A Celebration of Peace”
12 years old
Delaware Lions Club
View past grand prize winning essays:
- 2015-2016 "Share Peace" by Joel Greek, age 12
Sponsored by: Gordons Bay Lions Club, Republic of South Africa
- 2014-2015 "Peace, Love and Understanding" by Jalen Ballard, age 12
Sponsored by: Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club, Ohio, USA
- 2013-2014 "Our World, Our Future" by Ashish Karki, age 12
Sponsored by: Kathmandu Ramechhap Lions Club, Nepal
- 2012-2013 "Imagine Peace" by Maura Loberg, age 11
Sponsored by: Wayne Lions Club, Wayne, Nebraska, USA
- 2011-2012 "Children Know Peace" by Mikaela Smith, age 12
Sponsored by: Chesterton Lions Club, Indiana, USA
- 2010-2011 "Power of Peace" by Amy Bosko, age 12
Sponsored by: Villa Park Lions Club, Illinois, USA
For More Information
To learn more about the Lions International Essay Contest, please contact the Lions Clubs International Public Relations Department.