An Annual Art Contest for Kids!
Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor 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. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
Each year’s art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists’ life experiences and culture. Spreading Peace and International Understanding
Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.
The theme for 2022-2023 Peace Poster Contest:
"Lead with Compassion”
Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible. 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.
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 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 $500.00 and a certificate of achievement.
To learn more about the Lions International Peace Poster Contest, please contact your local Lions Club.