Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This contest encourages young people, worldwide, to artistically express their visions of peace. Students who are ages 11, 12, or 13 on Nov. 15th of the contest year are eligible to participate. It is a great opportunity for parents, teachers, and group leaders to discuss with children the true importance of peace as they think about how to portray this theme.
By entering this contest, Easton students join hundreds of thousands of children from 45,000+ Lions Clubs in 202 Countries and regions around the world in sharing their visions of world peace. They are entering the largest art contest in the world – a contest held by Lions International each year. Contestants in The 2014-2015 international contest were asked to create a poster that visually communicated the contest theme, “Peace, Love and Understanding”.
Of all of the hundreds of thousands of entries in the world, ONE international grand prize winner receives US $5,000.00 and an engraved plaque. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner, two family members (one being a parent or legal guardian) and the sponsoring club President travel to New York City, New York, USA, to attend the award ceremony at the annually designated Lions Day in the United Nations world organization. The award ceremony is planned for March each year. There are 23 merit award winners who receive US $1,000.00 and a certificate of achievement.
Student entries from Grade 6 at the Easton Middle School were reviewed, and the final 43 were voted on by the Easton Lions. From there, the winner’s poster is traditionally sent into competition with thousands of students from the 57 Clubs in District 33S (Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod).
In recognition of their creativity as artists, each of the top winners received special recognition and cash prize awards from the Easton Lions Club, with their parents and family members present.
- First Place Award: Ana Dias
- Second Place Award: Ennie Sorinmade
- Third Place Award: Peyton Phillips
This year’s International Grand Prize Winner is Wei Jin Qian, 13 years old, from China; sponsored by the Dulian Gao E Fu Lions Club. The United States had 6 of the 24 Merit Award Winners. They are from Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia. In the last 7 years, the United States has had 4 International winners.
Below are some photos of the Easton student’s posters submitted this year.