Lions International Peace Poster and Essay Contest 2019-2020
“Lions International Peace Poster and /*Essay Contest
“Journey of Peace”
District 201V5 Judging and Award Presentation
Celebrating 32 years of Encouraging Youth and International Understanding
District 201V5 Judging and Award Presentation event was held on Sunday 17th November, 2019 at the Box Hill Lions Hall, 1230 Riversdale Road, Box Hill South.
Participating Clubs and LIPPEC Chairpersons of Lions Club of Blackburn -Jean Saxby, Brighton -Kim Low, Lyndhurst – Udeshika Jaywardena, Moorabbin – John Lissenburg.
Thank You and Congratulations
To all schools, teachers and students that participated in this year’s Lions International Peace Poster/Essay Contest
It was great to see attendance by peace poster finalist participants and their families, school and Lions Club representatives including past District Governor Laurie Cooper and his wife Claudia for our District final judging event, there were over three hundred participants peace posters that were judged from the six schools that participated in our District 201V5 peace poster contest.
Thank-you to our District Governor Kumar and his wife Shashi for their assistance at the event. After a vast amount of consideration, judges have decided that the ‘District Finalist winner was Min Chen’ of Blackburn High School sponsored by Blackburn Lions Club, LIPP Chair Jean Saxby.
The Honorable Mention Achiever winner (2nd) was Trinity Taylor from Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School sponsored by Moorabbin Lions Club, LIPP Chair John Lissenburg.
The other two District Finalist participants were James Neale from St Finbars Primary School sponsored by Brighton Lions Club, LIPP Chair Kim Low and Zahra Batoory from Hampton Park Primary School sponsored by Lyndhurst Lions Club, LIPP Chair Udeshika Jayawardena.
All the posters were amazing and the standard of the posters were of a high level and it certainly was difficult deciding the winning Peace poster that will be represented at the Brisbane National Final Judging event on 30th November, 2019.
Please go to the Gallery below to view all 2019 District Finalists
The panel of judges included Marjory Gardner, who is a freelance artist, illustrating mainly for children’s books. Her work has appeared in trade and educational publications within Australia and Internationally, and on a range of greeting cards. Marjory loves to visit schools and libraries to give presentations and workshops, and is always delighted at the creativity and motivation of the students she meets.
Marjory was honored to be asked once again to be one of the judges of the Lions International Peace Poster competition. Marjory wished congratulations not only to the winner and runner up (Honorable Mention), but to all the students who entered. The four finalists had obviously put great thought and consideration into their entries, and executed their colorful artworks with care and attention to detail - choosing the winner was a difficult task. The theme of Peace was explored in imaginative ways, and the accompanying explanatory texts were well and movingly expressed. I encourage all Victorian students to enter next year and look forward to seeing their creative endeavours!
Angelina Beninatti, Artist and Curator, Member of Bayside Arts Board, Brighton and Dr Jude Gurusinghe. We thank them for attending for our Lions Peace Poster Final judging contest and their speeches were very inspiring for all that attended on the day. We also had a very special guest Georgina Kambouris who was previous District Peace Poster Chair and National Chairperson who attended with her daughter Dora and it was great to see her at the event and her speech was also very inspiring for our peace poster participants and told everyone they are our future.
- Thank you to Cabinet and Lions Club Members that attended and assisted at the District judging and award presentation event.
- Thank you to all Lions, students, families and teachers that attended District 201V5 Lions International Peace Poster/Essay Contest event and Bryan Perera for photos.
Below is a collection of the District 201V5 Finalists for 2019 – a huge congratulations to all who contributed and what excellent job by all!
District Finalist James, St Finbars Primary School Quote:
I chose to make my art with soldiers fighting, bullets flying and people dying because no matter how much hate or bad energy there is that in the end there will be smiles, peace and love and it shows that with a bridge to generals shaking hands and smiling.
District Finalist Zahra from Hampton Park Primary School Quote:
I drew this because in our current days we are experiencing a load of tragic and negative events. The reason I drew the deer with flags on its antlers was because I wanted it to represent that it’s spreading a trail of peace on it’s journey to a happy place. The variety of flowers explains the diversity between basically everything. “Everyone has a right to feel safe”.
Honourable Mention Achiever (2nd) was Trinity from Tucker Rd Bentleigh Primary School Quote:
Achieving peace is a journey and we all have a part to play. By practising patience, gentleness, love, self-control, kindness and faithfulness, we can reach our destination of world peace.
District Finalist winner was Min Chen of Blackburn High School and her quote:
“Freedom and peace, just like a star at night, with a little help, it will make the world a brighter and happier place”.
- Lions International Peace Poster/*Essay 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. (*Essay Contest is available only to children who are visually impaired, according to their National Guidelines)
- LIPPC provides opportunity for youth to participate in International contest
- Approximately 600,000 youth participate in the Contest each year – over 6 million since introduction of Contest in 1988.
- LIPPC has specific Rules, Conditions, Criteria, Peace Theme and Timeline. Peace Theme for 2019-2020 is “Journey of Peace”
- Judging is conducted at several levels – (a) Club/School/Youth Group, (b) District, (c) Multiple District (National) and (d) International.
- Acknowledgement/Awards: Participation and achievement are acknowledged with presentation of Certificates and Awards at all levels.
- LIPPC presents an opportunity for enrichment of school curriculum areas of learning, creating, communicating, technology and achievement - a unique, enjoyable and enriched educational experience; learning through participation, research, communication, contribution, creating – further development of artistic and writing skill, use of technology, sharing, achievement, personal growth, increase in confidence/self-esteem and acknowledgement for participation and achievement.
- Promotion of Peace Message throughout the world - the message of world peace and international understanding is promoted throughout the world through Displays of Peace Posters, Quotes Peace and Essays in schools, youth groups and local communities worldwide.
Lions International Peace Poster/Essay Contest Timeline:
1st: Deadline for District Governor to send 1 winning Peace Poster to Multiple District Council Chairperson.
15th: Deadline for Multiple District Council Chairperson to send 1 winning Peace Poster to Public Relations at International Headquarters.
FEBRUARY 1st 2020: International Winners will be notified on or before this date.
District 201V5 LIPPEC Judging and Award Presentation
Date: Sunday 17th November 2019
Venue: Box Hill Lions Hall, 1230 Riversdale Road, Box Hill South
For further information regarding LIPPC or finding a Club near you please contact – Katherine Parzis, Chair201V5, Beaumaris Lions Club
District 201V5 LIPPC Chair; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kits for Peace Poster Contest:
Lions Clubs may purchase a contest kit from Club Supplies to order on-line: