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PEACE POSTER CONTEST. Theme is "Dare to Dream".

Updated: Nov 1

Only a lions club can sponsor the contest in a local school or organized, sponsored youth group, such as YMCA programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Scouts, etc.

Note: The contest cannot be held in youth groups that a Lions

club sponsors, such as a Leo club or Scout unit.

However, individual members of those groups (such as Leos or Scouts) may participate if the contest is held at their schools or other organized youth groups.

The contest is open to students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years of age on November 15, 2023. Eligible birth dates are November 16, 2009 through November 15, 2012.

Artwork must be no 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).

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


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.


Five post primary schools in Newcastle /Ballynahinch area have just completed their entries.

This Lions sponsored contest is open to schools all over the world.

The quality of the entries is superb.

We look forward to sharing winning entries with our local schools and clubs in early November.

The creativity of our young people is excellent and once again we are extremely grateful to our schools and Art Departments for taking part.

The winning Ireland entry will be sent to the International Judging panel in USA to be entered into the International aspect.

So a contest that reflects all 3 dimensions to Lions Local National and International.

600.000 children around the world take part.

Photo: Lion Robin McCaren together with one of the Judges, Alison Heron pre-judging some poster entries.

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