Lions District 201V5

Victoria, Australia

Lions International Peace Poster and Essay Contest 2017-2018


Celebrating 30 Years of Peace

For the last 30 years Lions clubs around the world have proudly sponsored 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.  To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have an updated look and encourage every Lions club to engage with the youth in their community to sponsor a Peace Poster Contest entry.

The theme of the 2017-2018 Peace Poster Contest is   “The Future of Peace.”

Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 as of November 15, are eligible to participate.

Through the contest students are encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest’s theme. Each year a different theme incorporating Peace is chosen. Twenty four international finalists are selected to represent the work of more than 600,000 young participants from around 60 countries worldwide. Since 1988 more than 3.6 million children have participated.

Encouraging Youth: Each year since 1988 Lions Clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups, encouraging young people to artistically express their vision of peace as well as expressing in words what peace means.

Promoting the Arts : Participants use a variety of mediums including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint to express a new theme developed each year to spark their imagination. The works created are unique and express the young artist’s life experience and culture.

Dove - Peace Poster Logo


Spreading Peace and International Understanding, Among the Peoples of the World


Kits for Peace Poster Contest:

Lions Clubs may purchase a contest kit from Club Supplies at Newcastle Office Click Here to order online.



 “The Future of Peace”

District Judging for this year’s Lions International Peace Poster Contest will be held on Saturday 25th November at the Box Hill Lions Hall, 1230 Riversdale Road, Box Hill South.   Time 10.30am to 1pm

Judging Panel: District Governor Pat Mills, Melbourne Artist Susan Gustafson, Leo Kelly Smith and Leo Swetha Swaminathan

Thank you to -  All Trophies for District 201V5 Winner Plaque

                                        NAB Box Hill for District Winner and Honourable Mention Achiever Prizes and hosting District LIPPC Finalists Community Display

                                        NAB Southland for hosting District LIPPC Finalists Display.

District 201V5 Peace Poster Finalists Community Display:

                                       NAB Southland, Shop 1139, 1239 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham from Monday 27th November to Monday 4th December 2017 and

                                       NAB Box Hill, 30 Main Street, Box Hill from Tuesday 5th December to 12th December 2017


About Lions International Peace Poster/#Essay Contest:

The Contest is one of many Lions Clubs International Youth Programs that aim to provide opportunities for self development, education, contribution and achievement for young people.


LIPPC Timeline for 2017-2018:

          #NOTE: Club must notify District Governor in advance of their participation.


THANK YOU to our sponsors:

ALL TROPHIES, 399 Dorset Road, Boronia – Donation of District 201V5 Winner’s Plaque.


NAB Box Hill 30 Main Street, Box Hill for District Winner and Honourable Mention Achiever Prizes and hosting District LIPPC Finalists Community Display

NAB Southland Shop 1139, 1239 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham for hosting District LIPPC Finalists Display.






Thank you – Artist Susan Gustafson

Melbourne artist, Susan Gustafson has been painting and exhibiting artwork in Victoria, Interstate and overseas for over 35years and is recipient of many Awards and Prizes.  Susan is a member of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria and Whitehorse Arts Association and tutors Children/Adolescent painting classes at the Whitehorse Arts Association and Vermont South Community House.

View Susan’s work on facebook  and

Website:  weebly www.sgcreate

A range of original prints and gift cards are available at The Alcove Art Shop, 470 Station Street, Box Hill



For further details/enquiries please contact District LIPPC Chairman: Georgina Kambouris

Email:       Mobile: 0419 578 089




“A Celebration of Peace”


District 201V5 judging and award presentation for this year’s LIPPC was held on Saturday 26th November 2016. Lions, students, families and teachers gathered at the Box Hill Lions Hall to celebrate and acknowledge the wonderful efforts and achievements of the young participants.

It was not any easy task for judging panel - DG Brian Buchanan, Melbourne Artist Susan Gustafson, Lion Rod Moss and Leo Keran Swaminathan - Peace Posters clearly reflected participants strive for personal best efforts and high standard in art work, level of creativity, design, maturity of thought and interpretation of Peace Theme “A Celebration of Peace”. 

Congratulations to….






District 201V5 LIPPC Winner,  AND  Lions Australia Highly Commended - Lianna,  Blackburn High School – Sponsored by Lions Club of Blackburn North (LIPPC Chairman Diana Yates). 

Lianna’s Quote on Peace “Peace is something we all want and can celebrate together”.












District 201V5 Honourable Mention Achiever, Stacey, Blackburn Lake Primary School – Sponsored by Lions Club of Blackburn North (LIPPC Chairman Diana Yates)                                                    








Congratulations and Thank You to all Clubs and LIPPC Chairmen that sponsored schools for the contest – Lions Club of Blackburn North, Donvale, Forest Hill, Moorabbin, Mooroolbark, Rowville and Sandringham – and also to the schools, teachers and students that participated in the Contest.


Promoting peace in the community … This year’s District 201V5 Peace Poster finalists display is hosted by NAB - ( a ) NAB Bentleigh Branch, 383 Centre Road, Bentleigh from Monday 28th November to Monday 5th December 2016 and ( b ) NAB Forest Hill Shopping Centre, Canterbury Road, Forest Hill from Tuesday 6th December to Tuesday 13th December 2016.


 Thank you to

    * NAB Bentleigh, 383 Centre Road Bentleigh donation of prizes and hosting display

    *All Trophies, 399 Dorset Road, Boronia donation of District Winner’s Plaque.

    *Artist Susan Gustafson, member Contemporary Art Society of Victoria and Whitehorse Arts Association of Victoria.         Weebly www.sgcreate


    *ALL who attended, assisted with setting up and refreshments and contributed to the success of this event.



More of the fantastic 2016-2017 Peace Poster submissions from Lions District 201V5 can be viewed here



Lions International Peace Poster Contest 2016-2017 Winners:

Visit the Lions Australia website International Peace Poster web page  and Lions International Peace Poster Contest website to view –


Congratulations to -

        *District 201V5 Winner:   Lianna, 13 years, Blackburn High School, Sponsored by Lions Club of Blackburn North.

        *District 201V5 Honourable Mention:   Stacey, Blackburn Lake Primary School, Sponsored by Lions Club of Blackburn North





*Lions Australia – National Winner:   Casey, sponsored by Melbourne Chinese Lions Club








   *Lions Australia – Highly Commended:   Lianna, Blackburn High School, Sponsored by Lions club of Blackburn North





     *  Lions International Grand Prize Peace Poster Winner:  TBA

     *  Congratulations to Casey, sponsored by Melbourne Chinese Lions Club District V1-4 for achievement of Lions International Merit Award

     *  Lions International Grand Prize Essay Winner: TBA


If you have any questions at all please contact our 201V5 Peace Poster Chairman:  Ms Georgina Kambouris

Ph: 0419 578 089.   Georgina is also available as a guest speaker for your club to talk about the Peace Poster program.