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Each year, Lions clubs throughout the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than 4 million children from nearly 100 countries have participated.
The theme of the 2012-13 Peace Poster Contest was “Imagine Peace.” Students ages 11, 12 or 13 on Nov. 15 were eligible to participate.
The winner of the North Carolina 2012-13 Peace Poster Contest was Alana Guevara, a seventh-grader at Waccamaw School.
Each year’s art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace. 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.
Twenty-four international Peace Poster entries are selected each year, representing the work of about 400,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world. 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. Guevara’s poster is now being judged at the international level.