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.


2019 Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest

Calling all student artists… The 2019 Peace Poster Contest is now open


  • 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, 2019
  • 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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 12pm noon, October 25th, 2019

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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 Leonardtown Chevy Buick GMC

Hours: 11 am – 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday

Have a question? Need more information?

Lions Clubs points of contact:

  • Dana Davis: • (301) 863-2561
  • Anne Hodges: • (24) 441-9104

Arts Council point of contact:

  • Nell Elder: • (240) 309-4061
Artwork Will Be On Display at the Lexington Park Library art gallery throughout November.  There will be an artists’ reception to announce the winners.