Our local entries to the 2021-2022 Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest will be on display in the library vestibule throughout December. The local contest winning poster, “Peace has no race, color or gender, but it connects us all as humans” by Olivia Carson, 7th grade, 12 years of age, has been forwarded for judging in the District level contest.
About the event:
The Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest began in 1988. A Lions Club must sponsor the contest locally in order for students to participate. The Lawrenceburg Lions Club began sponsoring a local contest in Anderson County in 2017 with this being our 5th local contest. The contest is for students ages 11-13 as of November 15. Approximately, 600,000 students from around the world participate in the Peace Poster Contest each year. The Peace Poster Contest encourages children to express their feelings through art, boosts their self-esteem, and lets them know that their ideas matter.
Each year a specific theme is chosen for the contest. This year’s theme is “We Are All Connected”. The premise behind this year’s theme is “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.”
The winning poster from the local contest will proceed to judging at the district level with the district level winner proceeding to the state level and the state level winner proceeding to the international level of judging. On the international level, one poster will be selected as the Grand Prize Winner with 14 other posters selected as Merit Award Winners. The winner of the 2021-2022 local contest is Olivia Carson. Her quote on peace is “Peace has no race, color or gender, but it connects us all as humans.”
Follow the link below to see winning posters from around the world: