THE WINNER of the 2014-15 Freeport Lions Club PEACE POSTER CONTEST is Sanaa Cauthen, a student at
. Freeport Middle School
Contest winner, Sanaa Cauthen, with Lion Terry Anderson, poster contest chairman, and Nick Swords, principal of Freeport Middle School
The theme of the 2014-15 Peace Poster Contest is "Peace, Love and Understanding." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
James Rhyne, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Freeport IL and
, encouraged member students to participate
in the “Peace Poster Contest” for the first time this year, and proudly submitted
what turned out to be the winning poster on Sanaa’s behalf. Stephenson County IL
In keeping with the contest theme for her poster, Sanaa drew a heart-shaped earth wrapped in a ribbon made of flags from many countries, on a sky-blue background, and a dove with an olive branch floating over the earth.
Freeport Lions Club contest chairman, Terry Anderson, said, “Sanaa’s winning poster visually contains all the elements of the theme in one quick glance with fine artistic originality. Her poster will now compete at the district level, and we wish her good luck!”
Peace Poster Contest Judging
Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest annually in participating local schools and youth groups to encourage young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. Millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest for over 25 years.
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.
Peace Poster Contest Awards
International winners will be notified on or before February 1.
- One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony.
- Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.
Freeport Lions Club is proud of Sanaa Cauthen and The Boys & Girls Club for participating in this year’s contest.
Congratulations, we wish you GOOD LUCK at the next contest judging!
by Rich Montgomery, President 2014-2015, Freeport IL Lions Club