International Peace Poster Contest

 

For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe 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.

Six Tips for Organizing a Peace Poster Contest During COVID-19
The 2021-2022 Contest
Peace Poster Contest Deadlines
Order a Peace Poster Contest Kit

Peace Poster Contest Rules
Contest Winners

 
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We Are All Connected

 

While overcoming new challenges brought on by an unprecedented global pandemic, we’re celebrating the things that keep us connected—to each other, to our communities, all together around the world. This year, we invite young people to envision, explore and visually express these connections.

 
 

Peace Poster Contest Deadlines

Students ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15 are eligible to participate in the International Peace Poster Contest. Entries not meeting the following deadlines will be disqualified.

  • January 15: Kits go on sale from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.

  • October 1: Deadline to purchase kits from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.

  • November 15: Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster (per contest sponsored) to the district governor.

  • December 1: Postmark deadline for a district governor to send one winning district poster to multiple district council chairperson.

  • December 1: Postmark deadline for a district governor not belonging to a multiple district to send one winning poster to the Brand and Marketing Strategy Department at International Headquarters.

  • December 1: Postmark deadline for a club not belonging to a district to send one winning entry to the Brand and Marketing Strategy Department at International Headquarters.

  • December 15: Postmark deadline for the multiple district council chairperson to send one winning poster to the Brand and Marketing Strategy Department at International Headquarters.

  • February 1: International winners notified on or before this date.

 

Six Tips for Organizing a Peace Poster Contest During COVID-19

 

Lions have been serving and connecting safely through social distancing, Zoom meetings, social media and more, and we encourage you to continue being safe as you sponsor the Peace Poster Contest.

 

THE 2021-2022 CONTEST

 
 
 
 

Peace Poster Contest Rules

  • Contest is open to students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years of age on 15th November 2021. Eligible participants date-of-birth must fall between 16th November 2007 to 15th November 2010 (inclusive of both dates).

  • Artwork must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches (33 centimeters by 50 centimeters) and no largerthan 20 inches by 24 inches (50 centimeters by 60 centimeters). Do not mat or frame artwork.

  • Only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student.

 

  • All artwork must be the individual student's original creation. Duplications are not accepted.

  • All media are accepted. Note: Chalk, charcoal and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Do not laminate entries.

  • Three-dimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any way.

  • The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster, in any language, is not allowed. All artist signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster.

  • Artwork should be done on a flexible material, so it can be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube. Do not fold poster.

  • Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegible entries. Entries sent with insufficient postage will be disqualified. Lions Clubs International is not responsible for entries damaged, destroyed or lost during the judging process. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned; they become property of Lions Clubs International upon receipt. Peace Poster Contest images cannot be used without written permission from Lions Clubs International.

  • In consideration for the opportunity to enter the Peace Poster Contest, participants agree to allow Lions Clubs International to use their names and photographs for promotional and publicity purposes. In addition, the international grand prize winner, two family members (one being a parent or legal guardian) and the sponsoring club president or a club member (as designated by the sponsoring club president) are required to attend the award ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. An international grand-prize winner is not eligible to receive subsequent prizes in future Peace Poster contests sponsored by Lions Clubs International. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Lions Clubs International.

  • Lions Clubs International may cancel the contest without notice at any time. The contest is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.