Booragoon Lions Club Inc

District 201W2, Western Australia, Australia

Peace Poster Contest

The Peace Poster Contest is an annual art competition for kids.

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest  encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than eight million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. Students aged 11, 12 or 13 in November each year are eligible to participate.

Promoting the Arts  --  Each art contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. .

Spreading Peace and International Understanding  --  Twenty-four international Peace Poster entries are selected each year, representing the work of approximately 400,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the internet, the media and exhibits around the world.

Peace Poster Contest Judging and Awards  --  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 winters. One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony with the sponsoring club president and two family members at Lions Day with the United Nations (subject to change). Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$5,000 and a certificate of achievement.

Booragoon Lions Club supports the Peace Poster Contest each year by encouraging local school children to submit their poster designs for judging.  

2015 Club winner  (pictured bottom left) - Sydney, a student from Ardross Primary School won our Club competition and was voted best in District 201W2. 

In 2014, Claire, a pupil at Winthrop Primary School achieved wonderful success with her poster winning the Booragoon Lions Club award, best in District 201W2, best in WA and Highly Commended in the national competition. Claire's winning poster is picture below centre.

In 2013, Samantha, also from Winthrop Primary, won Club, District and WA State competitions and was placed runner-up in the national Peace Poster competition. Samantha is pictured with Winthrop Primary School Principal, Denise Hilsz (below right).