Lions District 201V1-4

Victoria, Australia

Peace Poster Theme for 2019-20 "Journey of Peace"

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"Celebrating 32 Years of Peace”

For the past 32 years Lions Clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for children encourages young people worldwide to express their thoughts of peace through art and writing.

The theme of the 2018-2019 Peace Poster Contest is “Journey of Peace.”

Students who will be 11, 12 or 13 by November 15th are eligible to participate.

Through the Contest students are encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the Contests’ theme as well as in their written quote. Each year a different theme incorporating Peace is chosen. Twenty-four international finalists are selected to represent the work of more than 600,000 young participants from around 60 countries worldwide. Since 1988 more than 3.6 million children have participated.

Encouraging Youth: Each year since 1988 Lions Clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups, encouraging young people to artistically express their vision of peace as well as expressing in words what peace means. 

Promoting the Arts: Participants use a variety of mediums including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint to express a new theme developed each year to spark their imagination. The works created are unique and express the young artist’s life experience and culture.

Kits for Peace Poster Contest:

Lions Clubs can purchase a contest kit from Club Supplies at Newcastle Office::



Entries not meeting the rules and conditions listed below will be disqualified
Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegible entries. Entries sent with insufficient postage will be disqualified. Lions Clubs International is not responsible for entries damaged, destroyed or lost during the judging process. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned; they become the property of Lions Clubs International upon receipt. Peace Poster Contest images cannot be used without written permission from Lions Clubs International.

In consideration for the opportunity to enter the Peace Poster Contest, participants agree to allow Lions Clubs International to use their names and photographs for promotional and publicity purposes. The international grand prize winner travels to an award ceremony where he/she will receive US$5,000 (or local equivalent) and an award. Two family members and the sponsoring Lions Club President or a club member, (designated by the President) will accompany the winner to the award ceremony. An international grand prize winner is not eligible to receive subsequent prizes in 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.



An appropriate individual such as the school principal, youth group leader, local artist or a panel of judges may select the winning poster.

Posters are to be evaluated on three criteria at each level of judging. The criteria are originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.

Only one poster can be selected, per contest sponsored, to advance to the next level of judging. A club sponsoring more than one school or youth group or multiple contests within the same school (by purchasing more than one kit) will send one poster for each contest sponsored to the next level of judging. Posters selected must meet all the requirements outlined in the Contest Rules and Conditions. Posters not meeting these specifications will be disqualified.

Forward Winning Poster: After the winning poster is selected, it must be prepared and forwarded to the next level of judging. Clubs who have purchased more than one kit, will forward a winning poster for each kit purchased.
Any Club failing to submit its winning entry by the due date will be disqualified.


Each Peace Poster Contest Kit contains all the materials needed to sponsor the contest in a school or youth group, including Rules and Conditions, promotional material and recognition certificates for participants. One Peace Poster Kit to be purchased for each contest sponsored. Peace Poster Kits can be purchased from Club Supplies and are sold from February 1st to October 7th. Orders received after October 7th will not be processed. Cost $25.00 per Kit + postage and are paid for when ordering.



For further information of the contest, please visit the following website:



For further details of the contest, please contact:
District 201 V1-4  Lions International Peace Poster Contest Chair.