Lions International Essay Contest “The Future of Peace” 2017-18
The Essay Contest is for visually impaired young people.
Why not approach schools now and ask if there are any students who could take part in this competition?
Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to sponsor students in the Lions International Essay Contest. This essay contest was created to offer an opportunity to visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace. The theme of the 2017-18 Lions International Essay Contest is “The Future of Peace.” Students who are visually impaired and who are ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
Work with your fellow Lions, local schools and area families to identify young people who are interested in participating and who could benefit from this program. One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000.
Essay Contest Guidelines
Each essay must be submitted with a completed entry form. Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length, submitted in English, type-written in black ink and double-spaced. Essay contest rules and entry form are included in each Peace Poster Kit.
The contest is open to students who are considered visually impaired according to their national guidelines and will be 11, 12 or 13 years of age on November 15, 2018. Eligible birthdates are November 16, 2003 through November 15, 2006.
One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000.
The contest theme is “The Future of Peace”
Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest. The contest may be sponsored in a local school(s) or organized, sponsored youth group(s), or individuals may be sponsored as well. A Lioness club can sponsor the contest through its sponsoring Lions club.
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 the completed Essay Contest entry form included in the Peace Poster Kit.
Essays submitted without completed entry form will be automatically disqualified.
Only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student.
Essay entries cannot have already been published.
Any essays found to be plagiarized will be automatically disqualified and the student will be prohibited from entering any future Lions competitions.
November 15 Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning essay to the district governor. Note: A participating club should notify its district governor in advance of sending an entry.
December 1 Postmark deadline for a district to send one winning essay to the multiple district chairperson.
December 15 Postmark deadline for a multiple district Chairperson to send one winning essay to the Public Relations Division at Lions Clubs International.
February 1 International grand prize winner will be notified on or before this date.
For further information of the contest, please visit the following websites:
National Essay Contest Chair
District 201 V1-4 Essay Contest Chairman