Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest for Children

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peace-posterOpen Call for Young Illustrators and Graphic Designers
Do you know of anyone between the ages of 11-13 who has a deep interest in graphic design, illustration or drawing? If so the Lions Club Peace Poster Contest may provide a great opportunity for them to get some contest experience plus a chance to win up to $2500 in prize money.

Contest Details
This contest is open to all children from around the world aged 11 to 13 years old.  Entries to this contest are sponsored through official Lions Clubs at various youth groups, YMCA programs or other organizations.

Check with your local Lions Club chapter to see if it is participating in this contest program.

Each entry must have an official contest sticker attached to the back of the poster. These are available through your participating Lions Club sponsor. Entries that are submitted without this sticker will be disqualified. There is a limit of one entry per student per school year.

peace-poster-no2Posters for this contest must not be smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches (33 centimeters by 50 centimeters) and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches (50 centimeters by 60 centimeters).

All art media are acceptable for this contest. 3D entries (sculpture, models, etc.)  are not accepted for this contest. Entries done in chalk, pastels and charcoal should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Poster art should not be mounted in frames and should be able to be shipped in mailing tubes.

The Contest Theme
The Lions Club encourages youngsters from around the world to submit their poster art on the theme Vision of Peace. Entries are judged on artistic merit, originality and the successful conceptualization of the contest theme.

Entries move through several levels of judging, which starts at the local level and may be passed all the way up to the international stage.

peace-poster-no3Prizes
There will be one Grand Prize winner and 23 merit award winners.

The International Grand Prize winner and two family members will receive free traveling expenses to the awards ceremony. The winner will also receive an engraved plaque along with a cash award of $2500.

There will be 23 Merit Award winners. Each one will receive a cash prize of $500 plus a Certificate of Achievement.

Other Details
For complete contest rules, download the PDF file by following this link. Any questions about this contest can be sent to the Lions Clubs International Public Relations Department at pr [at] lionsclub.org.

The deadline for this contest is November 15, 2010. Winners will be announced sometime in February 2011.


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