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Celebrating 30 Years of Peace

For the last 30 years Lions clubs around the world have proudly sponsored 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.

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have an updated look and encourage every Lions club to engage with the youth in their community to sponsor a Peace Poster Contest entry.

The theme of the 2018-2019 Peace Poster Contest is "Kindness Matters." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15, are eligible to participate.


Peace Poster Contest Judging

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

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.


Peace Poster Contest Awards

International winners will be notified on or before February 1.

  • One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony.
  • Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.

Peace Poster Contest Participant Information

To learn more about the Lions International Peace Poster Contest, please view our brochure and contest rules.

Contest Deadlines

30 September Deadline for ordering Peace Poster Kits from Multiple District Office (see above).

15 November Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster to the District Governor.

1 December Postmark deadline for a District Governor to send one winning poster to the MD Council Chairman.

15 December Postmark deadline for the MD Council Chairman to send one winning poster to the Public Relations Department at International headquarters.

1 February International winners will be notified on or before this date

Coloring Pages Available

Member Resources

Peace Poster Kits can be purchased between 15 January and 30 September from the

Lions Clubs National Office
PO Box 691
Orewa 0946

Kits provide information on the contest’s theme, entry details, rules and conditions and opportunities for publicity.



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