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 Intermediate School students, but others, including home schooled students, can enter. You must enter with the support of your local Lions Club.

“Peace Without Limits"


For peace to be anything more than a possibility, we need to make it a priority. This year, we’re asking our young students to create a poster that speaks to our world’s infinite potential for kindness once we commit to pursuing the idea of peace without limits.


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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 Essay contest, refer to the website for more information.

Download the Rules of Entry


Download the Peace Poster Contest Deadlines


View the MD202 Lions NZ 2023 Peace Poster Art Finalists


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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.


Download the application form for each individual entry at club level


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"


An update on this entry:


The Karori Lions Club’s sponsored entry created by Sofiia Litvinova has been chosen as a merit award winner in the 36th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

Sofiia was chosen as one of 23 merit award winners, worldwide.

As such, Sofiia will receive US$500 and a certificate of merit."


Peace Poster Contest


If you would like more information, or to enter the Peace Poster Contest, please contact your local club. Locate it here


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