International Peace Poster Contest
For over three decades, Lions have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.
The contest is for 11- to 13-year-old students – mainly they will be Intermediate Schools students, but others, including home schooled students, can enter. You must enter with the support of your local Lions Club.
THE 2023-2024 CONTEST THEME
“Dare to Dream”
To a young person, a dream isn’t just a wish, hope or desire — it’s a path, a goal, an ambition. But achieving that dream takes hard work. So, this year, we’re asking young people to show how they’ll turn their dream of a peaceful world into reality.
The rules are simple and are attached. There is no cost to the children taking part and the Lions will make sure that your efforts are rewarded.
Note that students assessed as having ‘Low Vision’ can enter the Peace Poster contest if they can complete the artwork as their own work and in compliance with the Contest Rules.
Information for Lions Clubs
The club will select one Club winning entry to go forward to the District final. Clubs must have a fully completed Peace Poster Kit self-adhesive form placed on the rear of their poster. Only ONE kit is required to be purchased by each Club.
Clubs are to fund prizes from their project account for their local competition and may award certificates and prizes to as many contestants as they wish. ONLY one entry is to come forward from Clubs to the District Governor from each Lions Club.
A District winner will be selected and passed to the MD202 Council Chair who will arrange selection of the 'New Zealand' (MD202) winner to go to Chicago, USA for the International Final.
Your club may want to provide the applicants with a club form to collect the applicants information. A template is available here.
Order a Peace Poster Contest Kit
Lions Clubs are to purchase ONE Peace Poster Kit from the MD202 National Office. This kit contains a sticker and entry form that is to be fully completed and placed on the rear face of their Club winning entry for submission to the District Governor.
MD202 1st Place 2023-2024:- Sofiia Litvinova, Year 8 from Kelburn Normal School, wellington.
Sponsored by Karori Lions Club, District M
"If we all act on our dreams together, we can work towards world peace"
If you would like more information, or to enter the Peace Poster Contest, please contact your local club. Locate it here
Below are this year's entrants and winners.
Top Row: - Elena Zhang - Yr7 Heaton Normal Intermediate, New Brighton - 202E, - Arya Rupasinghe - Yr7 Maori Hill School, Dunedin - 202J,
Emma Donaldson - Yr7 Matarau School Whangarei - 202K, Liliana Abate - Yr9 Papamoa College - 202L
Second Row: - Jessica Napier - Yr7 Fiordland College, Te Anau 202F, - Isabella Galloway - Yr8 Kaponga Primary, Manaia - 202D