Each year, Lions clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
The theme of the 2014-15 Peace Poster Contest is “Peace, Love and Understanding.” Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.
This year a Colchester Middle School student, Fariha Nawar shown with Colchester Lions President Scott Hinman, submitted an entry that has been selected and forwarded to the statewide competition. When asked about what her poster means to her she responded “We accept each other for who we are, even if we don’t always agree we accept one another regardless of our race, color, or religion.” Fariha is a 6th Grader in the Champlain House and her poster goes to statewide judging.
Posters will advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.
Good luck Fariha!!!