An Annual Art Contest for Young People

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Art Contest in local schools and youth groups. Howick Lions Club is promoting the contest for the east Auckland area.

One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony with two family members at Lions Day with the United Nations (subject to change). Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.

If you live in the Howick, East Tamaki, Botany Downs, Flat Bush area, and are interested in entering the 2018 contest, then please contact Howick Lions Club by completing our 'Register Your Interest' form and we will send you all the details.


This art contest for encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.

Promoting the Arts

Each year's contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. "Kindness Matters" is the theme of the 2018-19 Peace Poster Contest.

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.

Spreading Peace and International Understanding

Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 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.

This international contest is an opportunity for Lions Clubs to work with young people in their community to stress the importance of peace, tolerance and international understanding. Contest is open to children who will be 11, 12 or 13 on 15 November each year and will be asked to create a poster that visually communicates the contest theme.

Contest Deadlines

15 November Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster to the District Governor.

1 December Postmark deadline for a District Governor to send one winning poster to the MD Council Chairman.

15 December Postmark deadline for the MD Council Chairman to send one winning poster to the Public Relations Department at International headquarters.

1 February International winners will be notified on or before this date

NB: Entries that do not meet deadlines will be disqualified

Competition rules can be downloaded here:

Competition Rules


2017-2018 Grand Prize Winner

"The Future of Peace". ZhuoQi Wang, 13 years old, China Sponsored by Dalian Heping Huihua Lions Club


2016-2017 Grand Prize Winners

"A Celebration Of Peace", Lakkana Meepara,13 years old, Thailand. Sponsored by Bangkok Pinklao Lions Club


2015-2016 Grand Prize Winners

"Share Peace", Yumo Zhu, 12 years old, China. Sponsored by Dalian Gao E Fu Lions Club