Created in 1988, the Peace Poster Contest gives young people throughout the world a chance to think about world peace and creatively express what it means to them.
Between 1988 and 1998, more than 1.5 million children have been challenged to draw, paint or sketch their interpretation of world peace.
A different theme is selected each year and young people create a poster that reflects peace, as they see it.
By 1999 over 300,000 entries were being received annually.
No words in any language may be used on the poster - no photographs - no attachments.
WHO CAN ENTER?
The contest is open to children aged 11, 12 or 13, in the November of the competition year.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The contest is multi-level where entries progress from a Lions Club through to District and Multiple-District to the international final, which takes place at the International Headquarters. The winning entries going on display at the annual International Convention of Lions Clubs International, to which the overall winner is invited.
At the beginning of each year Lions Clubs approach their local Schools or Groups to give them the opportunity to enter the competition. There is no charge, as the Lions Club sponsors each entry. The entries are adjudicated locally, and winning entries from each School or Group are forwarded on to the next level of the competition.