There is still time to start working at your Peace Poster campaign. The theme for this year is entitled “A Celebration of Peace”.
The Peace Poster contest is for youth ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15 2016. It encourages them to think about peace, to creatively express what peace means to them, to share their unique visions, and to enhance the world with the beauty of art.
Does your Club have a Peace Poster Committee or Chair? This makes the process easier for the Club. This Lion makes the arrangements with the schools, youth groups, or even youth event for their participation. This Lion acts as the go between for A4, the Club and the youth organization. This Lion then orders kits at a cost of $15 per kit, in English or French, through the A4 Peace Poster Chair. Kits must be requested prior to Oct 1 2016. Clubs require 1 kit per school, youth organization or youth event. Your cheque must accompany your kit order. Cheques should be made out to ‘Lions International-District A4’ with the subject line reading ‘Peace Poster’. Please also include the name and address to whom the kit needs to be sent.
We also require funding to make the Peace Poster contest work. Within A4, we give prizes to the top 3 posters. The prizes are 1st-$200, 2nd-$150, and 3rd-$100. MDA has a much larger prize and it is asked that A4 send a donation to help with this prize as well as transportation for the winning youth and family to attend the presentation in Toronto. A small donation of $25-50 per Club would be greatly appreciated and go a long way to making this program work.
While the kits include instructions, rules and tips that are very clear, I am also available to help answer any questions. Lions International is very strict with the rules so please ensure you familiarize yourself with the sizes, dates and restriction on words/letters. One point to clarify is the sending of the posters for judging. The posters are sent by November 15 2016 to the A4 Peace Poster Chair and NOT the District Governor.
Again, please order kits by Oct 1 2016 and then return your Club’s winning posters through the A4 Peace Poster Chair.
Let’s make this a great year for Peace Poster!
Lion Kim Sheldrick-Peace Poster Chair
Box 26 Vernon, ON K0A 3J0
Results of the MDA 2013 Peace poster and Essay Contest
Also displayed are the previous years winners.