Peace Poster Competition 2016

The International Peace Poster Competition was created in 1988 to give young people the opportunity to creatively express their feelings for world peace and to share their visions with the world.  Approximately 350,000 children from more than 65 countries participate in the contest annually.

The competition is open to young people who will be 11, 12 or 13 years old on November 15, either in schools or youth groups such as Scouts and Guides. Within our own District there is also a trophy for the best entry from a Special School.  The theme changes each year

Our Lions Club has participated in the International Peace Poster Competition for many years winning our District heats on two occasions.

The theme changes each year – this year the theme was “A Celebration of Peace” and in 2017, the theme will be “The Future of the Peace”.

Three local schools and one guide group took part in the heat run by our Lions Club.

Our overall winner was Ellie Moss from the Tendring Technology College.  She received her prize at a recent ceremony in front of our Club at our Presentation Evening and the Tendring Technology College were awarded the Les Ellis Memorial Peace Poster Trophy as the sponsoring school.

East Anglian Winners 2016

Xavier’s poster incorporates the flags and national flowers of many countries around the world.  The peace sign symbolises the sun rising and a new day dawning with new hope for peace in our trouble world.  

At the Multiple District Final in December the East Anglian winner was awarded 3rd Place.  Congratulations to Ipswich Lions Club and Xavier.

The Judges agreed that all the posters were of a very high standard and all participants were to be congratulated.

More entries are always welcome – please email Lion Brian Pammenter, our Youth Projects Officer, for details about how to enter