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.



LIONS PEACE POSTER WINNERS will be announced and prizes awarded at an artists’ reception, Sunday, November 12, at the Lexington Park Library, 3-4 p.m.

Winning posters from this local competition will be forwarded to the next level of competition in the Lions Clubs International contest. Lexington Park and Hollywood Lions, working with our community partners, St. Mary’s County Arts Council and Red Chalk Studios sponsored the contest for all County students ages 11, 12, and 13.

Please join us for this ceremony and celebrate the accomplishments of our student artists!




Calling all Middle School and Home Schooled Artists… What does “The Future of Peace” mean to you? Can you put those thoughts into a picture and make a poster? Then we want you… Yes, you!

You are invited to enter the Lions International Peace Poster Contest for middle-school-age students. This year the theme is “The Future of Peace.”

Contest rules:
  • You must be age 11, 12, or 13 by November 15, 2017, and a St. Mary’s County resident.
  • Artwork must be 14” x 22” on a material flexible enough to be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube, like thin poster board. Do not fold your poster.
  • You MAY NOT use any lettering or numbering on the poster; not in any language
  • You can use paint, crayon, pencil, chalk, ink, etc. Note: 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; your poster must be a flat picture.
  • Sign your poster on the BACK, not on the front.
  • All artwork must be your original creation. Duplications are not accepted.w
  • Only one entry per artist and each entry must be the work of only one artist.
  • Entries must be accompanied with registration form, which must include a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature.

One winner will be selected from each school in St. Mary’s County, including one winner from the home-school community. Each winner will be awarded a $50 prize, and the winning posters will be forwarded to the next level of competition. The International winner receives $5,000 and a trip for two to the International Presentation! See past winners.

Deadline for submission is October 25. 

Submission Details:
  • You may either turn your poster in to your art teacher at school or drop it off at the St. Mary’s County Arts Council office in Leonardtown (first floor of the Leonardtown Arts Center, 22660 Washington Street. Phone: 240-809-4061. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday.
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).

If you have any questions or would like to know more about getting involved, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Dana Davis at or 301-863-2561.



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