An Annual Art Contest for Young People - Entries Open for 2019-2020

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Art Contest in local schools and youth groups. Howick Lions Club is promoting the contest for the east Auckland area.

One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony with two family members at Lions Day with the United Nations (subject to change). Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.

If you live in the Howick, East Tamaki, Botany Downs, Flat Bush area, and are interested in entering the 2019-2020 contest, then please contact Howick Lions Club by completing our 'Register Your Interest' form and we will send you all the details.

See also: Mackenzie Alley From Somerville Intermediate Wins National Peace Poster Contest


This art contest for encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.

Promoting the Arts

Each year's contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. "Journey of Peace" is the theme of the 2019-20 Peace Poster Contest.

Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture.

Spreading Peace and International Understanding

Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.

Dimensions & Media

Artwork must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches (33cm by 50 cm) and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches (50cm by 60cm). Do not mat or frame the artwork.

All media are accepted. Chalk, charcoal, and pastel entries must be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Do not laminate entries.

Three‚Äźdimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any way. The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster is not allowed.

Artwork should be done on a flexible material, so it can be rolled for shipping. Do not fold artwork.

Only one entry per student per year and each entry must be the original work of one student. Duplicates are not accepted. All artist signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster.


Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.

Posters 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.

This international contest is an opportunity for Lions Clubs to work with young people in their community to stress the importance of peace, tolerance and international understanding. Contest is open to children who will be 11, 12 or 13 on 15 November each year and will be asked to create a poster that visually communicates the contest theme.

Contest Deadlines

15 November Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster to the District Governor.

1 December Postmark deadline for a District Governor to send one winning poster to the MD Council Chairman.

15 December Postmark deadline for the MD Council Chairman to send one winning poster to the Public Relations Department at International headquarters.

1 February International winners will be notified on or before this date

NB: Entries that do not meet deadlines will be disqualified

Competition rules can be downloaded here:

Competition Rules


2018-2019 Grand Prize Winner

"Kindness Matters" by Yi-Chih Lin, 13 years old Sponsored by New Taipei City Yung Ho Lions Club

All Grand Prize Winners

2017-2018 Grand Prize Winner

"The Future of Peace". ZhuoQi Wang, 13 years old, China Sponsored by Dalian Heping Huihua Lions Club

All Grand Prize Winners

2016-2017 Grand Prize Winners

"A Celebration Of Peace", Lakkana Meepara,13 years old, Thailand. Sponsored by Bangkok Pinklao Lions Club

All Grand Prize Winners