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Multiple District 4 California Lions

Peace Poster Contest and Essay Contest


Theme: "Journey of Peace"

November 15, 2019: Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster (per contest sponsored) to the district governor. NOTE: Club must notify district governor in advance of its participation.

December 1, 2019: Postmark deadline for a district governor to send one winning poster the th Multiple District Four headquarters for the state contest.

December 15, 2019: Postmark deadline for tMultiple District Four to send one winning entry to Brand and Marketing Strategy at Lions International Headquarters.

February 1, 2020: The club president of international winner will be notified on or before this date.


  • MD-4 Peace Poster 2019-2020 Winner will receive a monetary prize of $500.00 and a plaque; then move onto the International Contest.
  • 2 Honorable Mentions will receive a prize of $250.00 and a certificate of achievement. 
  • Peace Essay, for the visually impaired, Winner will receive a monetary prize of $250.00 and a trophy.
  • All to be presented at the MD-4 Convention, Visaila Convention Center and Marriott Hotel, February 22, 2020.
  • The poster that is advanced to the Lions Clubs International Contest has the opportunity to the following:
  • International Grand Prize Winner receives a trip to an award ceremony where he or she will receive $5000 and an award. Two Family members (one being the winner's parent or legal guardian) and the sponsoring Lions club president or a club members(as designated by club president) are invited to accompany the winner to the award ceremony.
  • 23 Merit Award Winners will each receive $500 and a certificate of achievement.


Contest Rules and Conditions

Entries not meeting he rules and conditions listed below will be disqualified:

  • The contest's theme is "Journey of Peace".
  • Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest in a local school or organized, sponsored youth group, such as YMCA programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Scouts, etc. NOTE: The contest cannot be held in youth groups that a Lions club sponsors, such a a Leo Club or Scout unit. However, individual members of those groups (such as Leos or Scouts) may participate if the contest is held at their schools or other organized youth groups.
  • The contes is open students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years of age on November 15, 2019. Eligible birth dates are November 15, 2005 through November 15, 2008.
  • Artwork must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches (33 centimeters by 50 centimeters) and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches (50 centimeters by 60 centimeters). Do not mat or frame artwork.
  • only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student.
  • All artwork must be the individual student's original creation. Duplications are not accepted. All media are accepted. Note: Chalk, charcoal and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Do not laminate entries.
  • Three-dimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork any way.
  • The use of lettering or numbering not eh front of the poster, in a ny language, is not allowed. All artist signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster.
  • Artwork should be done on a flexible material so it can be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube. Do not fold poster. 

Promote Your Contest Winner

  • Send a photograph of the contes winner and his or her poster with a press release tot he editor/reporter of the features on community section of your local newspaper(s). Be sure to photograph the poster before advancing it to the next judging level. Keep a photograph for the club and student's records.
  • Post the winner's information on the club's Facebook page and on other social media. #peaceposter
  • If your club or school is hosting a special award ceremony for the winner, work with your school contacts to invite you local media to attend.
  • Make arrangements to exhibit the local contest entries in a public library, community center or other public area.
  • Update the media and your social sites if your club's entry advances to the multiple district or international judging levels.

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