Peace Poster & Essay Contests

Website: Peace Poster/Essay Contest
District 4A1 Chairperson: Debbi Hopman
Email: debbihopman@gmail.com

“Lead with Compassion” is the theme of the 2022-2023 Peace Poster/Essay Contest. Link: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-poster. 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 monetary 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 pr@lionsclubs.org. THE WORDS “LIONS ESSAY CONTEST” MUST APPEAR IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE EMAIL. Here’s the link: https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/peace-essay

Ordering Peace Poster/Essay Contest Kits

Lions clubs interested in sponsoring the Lions Clubs 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. Order kits until October 1, 2022 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 at: https://cdn2.webdamdb.com/md_vpnlPNd61975.jpg.pdf?v=1 

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/Essay Contest Deadlines

October 1: Deadline to purchase kits from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.
November 15*:  Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster/essay (per contest sponsored) to the district governor.

*SINCE THE DISTRICT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 18th and 19th, THIS YEAR, PEACE POSTERS and ESSAYS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY NOVEMBER 15TH OR HAND-DELIVERED TO:

Debbi Hopman, Peace Poster Contest Chair 1935 Snyder LN, Stockton CA 95215 or DG Doug Campbell, 10419 Claribel RD, Oakdale CA 95361