Challenge for Young Artists in Mendon/Upton

The Mendon Lions Club has announced they will host a contest this year for the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. The contest is open to all students who will be age 11, 12 or 13 years old on November 15, 2022. Students must live in Mendon/Upton but need not attend school in Mendon/Upton. The contest is open to every child who meets the age guidelines including those students who are home-schooled. See last years' winning entry.

Peace Poster Contest Rules

Each entry must follow the theme of the contest, which is "Lead with Compassion".  The contest allows students to share their unique images of peace with others, so that we may all have greater tolerance and international understanding. Students who are visually impaired and meet the age guidelines are encouraged to submit an essay in place of a poster. Students are only eligible to submit one entry. The entry parameters are:

Essay: Each essay must be no longer than 500 words. The essay contest is designed for students who are visually impaired. Read last year's winning entry.

Poster Size: Size limitations are imposed by Lions Clubs International. The current requirements are posters must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches. Do not mat or frame artwork

Deadline for Submission: Essays and posters must be received by November  4th.  You may mail to Mendon Lions Club, P.O. Box 218, Mendon MA 01756, or email us to arrange pickup/dropoff. Artwork must be done on a flexible material so it can be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube.  Do not fold poster.

Additional Information: Students who are submitting essays should be aware all essays must be typed on white paper, double spaced and use only black ink.   No prior entries or published works can be accepted.

While students may create posters using pencil, charcoal, marker or any other medium, if the material is able to smear you should use a sealant. We cannot accept entries which are laminated or three dimensional.  For posters, there should be no wording or lettering on the front of the poster. Names and telephone numbers should be placed on the back of the poster or essay in the bottom right-hand corner.


The winning poster/essay will be awarded a $50 prize from the Mendon Lions Club. That poster or essay will be eligible to move forward to District 33A Lions judging where one winner will be selected from the 45 Lions Clubs in Central Massachusetts. Should your poster be selected to move onto the state level, it will be one of five entries. Those entries are enrolled in Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest on December 15. The winner of that contest will be notified on February 1, 2023 and will be eligible to win $5,000 plus a trip to New York with their parents.Parents or students who have any additional questions about the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest should reach out to Marie Riess.


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