Celebrating 30 Years of Peace

In 1988, Lions Clubs International created the Peace Poster Contest as a way for young people to creatively express their visions of peace and allow them to share these visions with the world.

Over the last 30 years Lions clubs around the world have sponsored Peace Poster contests and helped promote peace and change lives. Each year one grand prize winner is chosen from an average of 600,000 entries! The grand prize winner receives a trip to an award ceremony where they receive a cash award of US$5,000 and an award. For some participants this award is truly life-changing.

Along with the grand prize winner, 23 merit award winners each receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement. All 24 of the finalists have their artwork displayed at our International Convention. Each year when Lions gather from around the world they are able to see the talent, idealism and optimism of the young artists.

Our winners have come from all over the world. While the participants don’t all speak the same language, their art works show they all have a beautiful understanding of what peace looks like.

This year as we celebrate 30 years of promoting peace, we encourage all Lions clubs to sponsor a Peace Poster contest for the youth in their area. Learn more on the website.

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