Annual Peace Poster Contest

Each year, Lions Clubs International sponsors a worldwide Peace Poster contest asking students to create a picture of their vision of the years theme. The Lions Clubs of St. Mary’s County come together with our community partner, the St. Mary’s County Arts Council, to sponsor the local contest.




It’s time to get out your pens, pencils, markers and paints and show us what KINDNESS MATTERS means to you! One winner will be selected from each school in St. Mary’s County (including our home schoolers) and be awarded a $50 prize! Then your artwork will be forwarded to the next level of competition, where you’ll have a chance to win $5,000 and a trip for two to the international presentation!

  • The contest is open to St. Mary’s County students (public and home schooled) who will be ages 11, 12 or 13 by November 15, 2018

  • Artwork must be 14” x 22” on a material flexible enough to be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube

  • You may use paint, crayon, pencil, chalk, ink, etc. — chalk, charcoal, and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing

  • Nothing may be glued, stapled, or attached to the artwork in any way — three-dimensional entries will not be accepted

  • NO lettering or numbering on the front of the poster

  • Artist signature must be on the back of the poster

  • All artwork must be the individual artist’s original creation — duplications are not accepted

  • Only one entry per artist and each entry must be the work of only one artist

  • Poster must be delivered flat and not folded

Deadline for submission is noon October 25th, 2018.
Submission Details:
  • Entries must be accompanied with registration form which must include a parent or legal guardian signature
  • Registration forms available digitally below or from your art teacher
  • School entries will be picked up from each school by a Lions Club member
  • Individual entries may be dropped off at the office of

St. Mary’s County Arts Council

22660 Washington Street in Leonardtown

facing the Winegardner Motor Company

Hours: 11 am – 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday

Available for Public Display:
  • All entries will be displayed at the Lexington Park Library art gallery throughout November.  There will be an artists’ reception to announce the winners (details to come).


Have a question? Need more information?

Lions Clubs points of contact:

Dana Davis,, 301-863-2561

Anne Hodges,, 240-441-9104

Arts Council point of contact:

Nell Elder,, 240-809-4061



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