2020-2021 Theme: "Peace Through Service"

Peace Poster Contest Guidelines

  • Contest is open to students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years of age on November 15. Eligible birthdates are November 16, 2006 through November 15, 2009. Proof of Birth date is required.
  • 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. Works submitted by each school will assessed and one winner will be selected. Winners work will then be forwarded to the contest at the Lions Clubs District level (Greater Toronto / Hamilton Area) and if a work is chosen there it will move on to the Multiple District Level (All of Ontario), then on to our Constitution level (All of Canada), then onto the International level.
  • All artwork must be the individual student's original creation. Duplications are not accepted. There is no limit to the number of entries that each school may submit.
  • 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 way.
  • 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.
  • Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegible entries. Lions Clubs International is not responsible for entries damaged, destroyed or lost during the judging process. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned; they become property of Lions Clubs International upon receipt. Peace Poster Contest images cannot be used without written permission from Lions Clubs International.

Visually Impaired Young Person - Peace Essay Contest Guidelines

  • Essays must be no longer than 500 words, submitted in English, typewritten in black ink and double spaced.
  • Each essay must be submitted with a completed entry form. Essays submitted without completed entry forms will be disqualified.
  • Only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student. Lions International Peace Poster and Essay Contest Contest Guide & Rules
  • Essay entries cannot have already been published.
  • Any essays found to be plagiarized will be disqualified, and the student will be prohibited from entering any future Lions competitions.

Peace Poster and Essay Contest Judging

All posters and Essay submissions must be received by PDG Lion Jeffrey Friedman at or before our District A-711 Convention Planning meeting at the Sandman Hotel in Mississauga on October 26, 2020 where final district contest judging will take place.

Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest. The contest may be sponsored in a local school or organized, sponsored youth group, or individuals may be sponsored as well.

In consideration for the opportunity to enter the Peace Poster or Peace Essay Contest, participants agree to allow Lions Clubs International to use their names and photographs for promotional and publicity purposes. In addition, the international grand prize winner, two family members (one being a parent or legal guardian) and the sponsoring club president or a club member (as designated by the sponsoring club president) are required to attend the award ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. An international grand-prize winner is not eligible to receive subsequent prizes in future Peace Poster contests sponsored by Lions Clubs International. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Lions Clubs International.

Lions Clubs International may cancel the contest without notice at any time. The contest is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.