29th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest Sponsor a Lions International Peace Poster Contest and join clubs worldwide in sharing children’s visions of peace with your community. How the Contest Works Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest in a local school or organized youth group. The contest is open to students 11-13 on November 15, Participating students are asked to create posters visually depicting the contest theme, “A Celebration of Peace.” One winner for each contest sponsored by a club is chosen to advance to the district governor for judging. On the district level, one winner is selected to go on to the multiple district competition and from there one winner is forwarded to International Headquarters for the final judging. Entries are judged at all levels on originality, artistic merit and portrayal of theme. During the final judging, 23 merit award winners and one grand prize winner are chosen to represent the many entries submitted from around the world. Awards Artists of posters advancing to the final international judging are recognized as follows: International Grand Prize Winner receives a trip to an award ceremony where he/she will receive a cash award of US$5,000 (or local equivalent) and an engraved plaque. Two family members (one being the winner's parent or legal guardian) and the sponsoring Lions club president or a club member (as designated by the club president) will accompany the winner to the award ceremony. 23 Merit Award Winners each receive a cash award of US$500 (or local equivalent) and a certificate of achievement. How to Enter Lions clubs must order a Peace Poster Contest kit from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters. Available in all 11 official languages, it costs US$11.95, plus shipping, handling and applicable taxes. Each kit contains everything your club needs to sponsor one* school or organized, sponsored youth group: Official Club Contest Guide & Rules Official School or Youth Group Contest Guide & Rules Participant Flyer may be duplicated and given to each participating student to take home Sticker to place on back of winning poster Certificates for contest winner and school or youth group *Clubs can sponsor more than one contest in either the same or multiple school(s) and/or youth group(s) by purchasing more than one kit. Clubs will send one poster per each contest sponsored to the next level of judging. The Lions International Essay Contest entry form is also included in this kit and on the LCI website. Kits are available January 15 – October 1, 2016. Purchase your kit early to allow adequate time for shipment and contest planning. Order your Peace Poster Contest kit online or call (630) 571-5466 or 1-800-710-7822 (U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada only). Note: All credit card orders must be placed online. Visit the Peace Poster page for more contest information, deadlines, to download a video and view past finalists’ posters. Postage/handling Charges: United States/Canada - Postage/handling charges will be added at the time of processing your order. An additional charge will be added if second day service is required. Overseas - Postage/handling charges will be added at the time of processing your order. Duty/taxes may be required upon receipt of your order. Lions Clubs International is not responsible for payment of these duties or taxes. Sales Tax: We are obligated to charge sales tax in Illinois and Canada.
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