Each year the Woodbury Lions Club takes part in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest.
Annually, more than 350,000 kids ages 11-13 worldwide create posters for the contest.
The posters express the contest theme - this year it is "Children Know Peace." 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. The international grand prize winner will receive a trip to a special award ceremony with the sponsoring club president and two family members at Lions Day with the United Nations (subject to change).
During the ceremony, the winning artist will receive an engraved plaque and a cash prize of US$5,000. Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.
The posters are judged on originality, expression of the theme, and artistic merit.
In Woodbury, we have 3-5 local artists judge the posters submitted from our local schools. We then send the winning poster from each school to our Lions District level contest. Our Woodbury Lions Club gives awards from our local businesses to the winner and 1st runner-up from each school. We also give a cash award to the overall community winner.
Thanks to the generosity of Dick Blick Art Materials, this year we will be awarding the school of our local winning poster a $300 gift certificate for the purchase of art supplies.
The top posters from each participating school in this year's contest will be displayed at the R.H. Stafford Library from November 1-11.