Peace Poster & Essay Contests

Website: Peace Poster/Essay Contest
District 4A1 Chairperson: Debbi Hopman

“Dare to Dream” is the theme of the 2023-2024 Peace Poster/Essay Contest. Creating peace posters or writing about peace gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art, creativity, and writing.  The peace poster contest is open to children who are 11, 12, or 13 years of age as of November 15th.  The essay contest is open to children who are considered visually-impaired according to the national guidelines and who are 11, 12, or 13 years of age as of November 15th.  There will be one District 4-A1 Peace Poster contest winner and one Essay Contest winner.  Each winner will each receive a prize of $100 and move on to the MD-4 Peace Poster/Essay Contest.

Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length, submitted in English, type-written in black ink, and double-spaced. Each essay must be submitted with a completed entry form. Essays submitted without completed entry forms will be automatically disqualified. To learn more about the International Peace Essay Contest, please contact Lions Clubs International Public Relations Division or email THE WORDS “LIONS ESSAY CONTEST” MUST APPEAR IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE EMAIL. Here’s the link:

Ordering Peace Poster/Essay Contest Kits

Lions clubs interested in sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster/Essay Contest can order a Peace Poster/Essay Contest kit (PPK-1) from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.  The cost of the kit is $11.95 plus shipping, handling, and applicable taxes. One kit is needed for each entry sponsored.  Each kit contains complete rules, promotional material, and recognition certificates for participants.  You can order kits until October 1, 2023 by calling Club Supplies Sales at (630) 571-5466 or 1-800-710-7822. To order online, go to Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit). You can also download the order form for the ESSAY CONTEST with this link: 

Please review contest rules and order kits as soon as possible to guarantee sufficient time for a well-planned contest. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Peace Poster Kits’ website:

Peace Poster/Essay Contest Deadlines

January 15-October 1 — Purchase kits from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.
After October 1st — Orders will be filled based on availability.