World, Our Future”
Wishing you all a very happy and Peaceful 2013!
The start of a New Year brings new opportunities for Lions and a great
opportunity to make a lasting impact on our future is to participate in the
International Peace Poster Contest.
In the words of John F Kennedy, “Children are the world’s most valued resource
and it’s best hope for the future”.
The Peace Poster Contest is not just an exciting & fun project that will allow
you to be creative and enthusiastic in your approach but one that will touch
your heart and make you so glad you are a Lion...... believe me!
International has advised that the finalists for the 2012 contest, “Imagine
Peace”, will be posted on the website on 25 January with the winner being
announced at Lions Day UN on 1 February. We are rooting for our entrant,
Thokozane Masanabo, and trust that his poster will be recognised. What an
achievement that will be for this young man who has already come so far.
The theme for the 2013 contest is “Our World, Our Future”.
Here are just a few tips to help get Clubs started:-
Ask a Club member to take on the project and form a
committee if necessary.
Make a list of local schools and youth groups in the
area. Be creative in your thinking – the contest is not just open to
Make initial contact with the principal and/or art
teacher and ask them to include the contest in the curriculum. This can be
done over the phone or by making a quick visit to the school. Remember
personal contact is always the best option.
Deliver the contest and discuss how you can assist and be
involved. Most schools/ groups welcome a visit by Lions.
There are a number of DVD’s and pictures that can be
shown to the students. Please contact me if you would like a copy.
Agree on a budget for the project with your Club.
Remember to include the number of entries you would like to sponsor (One kit
equals one entry); sponsorship of paper and/or art supplies as well as a
local prize giving function.
Once you have your local schools/youth groups on board,
please communicate the theme with the children as soon as possible and
encourage them to take a bit of time to think what the theme means to them
so that their poster can be meaningful, both to themselves and to those who
Encourage Leo Clubs to get involved. This is a great
project that our young leaders can run with. Perhaps your club could sponsor
the project and let them find and work with the artists.
The contest makes a great Zone project and can allow for
bigger and better coverage in terms of number of schools; prizes; prize
giving function and PR. It could also make obtaining sponsorship from local
Information and contest
rules are listed below for your convenience.
I am available and eager to assist you in any way that I can so please contact
me if you would like some help or would just like to bounce your ideas around.
Now is the time to get active and get involved. Please don’t wait until it’s too
The International Peace
Poster contest was created in 1988 by Lions Clubs International to create and
foster a spirit of understanding amongst people of the world. The contest gives
young people from all over the world an opportunity to artistically convey their
vision of peace.
The contest is open to students who will be 11, 12 or 13
on November 15th, 2013. Eligible birth dates will therefore be between 16th
November 1999 to 15th November 2002.
Artwork must be on correctly sized paper. No larger than
600mm by 500mm and no smaller than 550mm by 330mm. Please note that A3 paper
does not meet the requirements.
Only one entry per student, with each entry being their
All types of media are accepted. Note : Chalk, charcoal
and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray so as to prevent
Do not laminate or frame entries.
Three dimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing
is allowed to be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork. No glitter to be
put on the artwork.
The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the
poster is not permitted in any language.
The artist’s full name, full date of birth and school
name must be written clearly on the BACK of the poster. Learners first name
then surname (ie Jacob Zuma)
A three or four line (maximum 40 words) message to be
written on the back of the poster. This message is to be written in
student’s own words, explaining how the elements in their poster were
motivated by this year’s theme.
Do not fold or roll artworks as this can damage them.
Over and above having to
comply with the contest rules, posters will be judged on the following:
- How the posters apply and convey the theme (ie. content)
- Use of colour. Boldness, brightness
- Neatness & skillfulness
NB : If learners are working on their art at home, please encourage them to take
good care of their poster and keep it clean. Posters should be transported in
plastic bags to protect them. By the end of the competition the poster will be
handled by quite a few different hands so care at all times is important.
Further information on the Peace Poster contest can be viewed at
PEACE POSTER CONTEST 2012-2013
results of the Multiple District level of the Peace Poster contest were
announced at the 2nd Council meeting on Saturday 17th November. The four
posters were judged by a panel of three independent artists who scored
the posters on Interpretation of the Theme; Originality and Artistic
Khan, Umkomaas Primary.
Sponsored by Scottburgh Lions, District
“Peace begins with you.”
Lee, Somerset West Primary.
Sponsored by Strand Lions, District 410-A
“The world should be a place where only
happy things take place; where a better life is created for
St Marks Primary.
Sponsored by St Croix Lions Club,
“No fighting, no tears, everyone is happy
Masanabo, John Wesley Community Centre.
Sponsored by Benoni van Rhyn Lions Club,
“This is about
a boy who is looking for peace in his home.
He is pulling the walls of his
house in order to get peace from outside because he couldn’t
find it at home and he is from a poor home.”
I am sure you join me in wishing Thokosane all
the best as his poster goes through to the International level of
Thank you for all the
effort and hard work you have put into this portfolio thus far.
District Chairpersons for the Peace Poster Contest are:-
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