Peace Poster Competition 2017/8

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 600,000 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 and for 2017/18 it was “The Future of Peace”. 

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

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

Our overall winner for 2017/18 was Mia Reed, aged 13,  from Manningtree High School.  She received her prize at a recent ceremony in front of our Club at our annual Presentation Evening. However, before then Mia had gone on to win the East Anglian Heat and the Multiple District (for the UK) Heat.  In February 2018,  we heard that she had also been selected as one of the 23 merit award winners at the International Final.

As a result of these achievements, Mia will be attending the Lions Day with the United Nations at the Palace of Westminster where she will receive further awards and she will also be acclaimed at the East Anglian Lions Annual Convention as this is the first time that an entry from East Anglia has won the Multiple District Heat and only the second time in the 30 years of the Competition that a UK winner has gone on to win a prize at the International Final.  Her picture will be displayed at the UN Headquarters in New York in March and later at the International Association of Lions Clubs Annual Convention in Las Vegas later this year. 

Mia’s Winning Picture

Our 2016/17 Winning Picture from Ellie Moss of Tendring Technology College

More entries are always welcome – please email our Youth Projects Officer, for details about how to enter e-mail: youth@clactonlions.co.uk