And the winner is… Miss Elaina Fitzsimmons.

Elaina is our first-level winner in the Lions Clubs International 2020 Peace Poster Contest. Congratulations, Elaina!!

The theme this year is PEACE THROUGH SERVICE and student artists were to reflect their interpretation of this theme in their posters.

“This poster is of volunteer paramedics volunteering at the Black Lives Matter rally. I thought it represented the peace through service theme because I know the person in this picture, and she is at the rally to allow other people to peacefully protest violence against people of color.”

Elaina is an 8th grade student at Esperanza Middle School. Her winning poster will be forwarded to the next level of competition where she will compete with students from Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince Georges and St. Mary’s Counties, and the District of Columbia.

We want to thank all of our artists who submitted posters!

St. Mary’s County Lions Clubs, working with our community partners, St. Mary’s County Arts Council, Studio R, and Red Chalk Studios in Virginia Beach, sponsored the contest for all County students ages 11, 12, and 13. Each poster was judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme. All artists and their entries can be seen on or



Caroline N. • Esperanza Middle School
“I sit on the couch while my parents watch the news and hear about different problems in the world. I hear about the COVID-19 pandemic, wild fires, racism , and so much more. I wanted to capture the idea that even through all of this, there is a rainbow after the storm, and that we can reach out to our brothers and sisters of all races and come together in peace.”

LPLC 2020-21 Peace Poster Contest Entry


Dharma D. • Leonardtown Middle School
“It’s a symbol of peace through the super hero’s and creative through how I drew it. The name of the drawing is ‘behind the plastic’.”

LPLC 2020-21 Peace Poster Contest Entry


Harrison R. • Leonardtown Middle School
“I created this poster to inspire all artist and people who love color.”

LPLC 2020-21 Peace Poster Contest Entry


Shawref T. • Leonardtown Middle School
“The poster is about people around the world working together peacefully with respect and dignity because together we can accomplish anything. The Maryland flag is depicted on a blue crab to to show Maryland is playing a part in peace around the world.”

LPLC 2020-21 Peace Poster Contest Entry

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