Annual Peace Poster Contest

Calling all student artists… The 2020-21 Peace Poster Contest is now open!

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.


Lexington Park Lions Club Peace Poster Contest

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 12pm noon, October 30, 2020. Timing remaining...








The contest is open to all St. Mary’s County students, including homeschoolers, who will be age 11, 12 or 13 by November 15, 2020.


Artwork Specifications
  • SIZE: Artwork must be no smaller than 13” x 20” and no larger than 20” x 24.” It must be created on material flexible enough to be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube.
  • MEDIA: You may use paint, crayon, pencil, chalk, ink, etc. — chalk, charcoal, and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing
  • FLAT ARTWORK ONLY: Nothing may be glued, stapled, or attached to the artwork in any way — three-dimensional entries will not be accepted
  • IMAGES ONLY: NO lettering or numbering on the front of the poster
  • SIGNATURE: Artist signature must be on the back of the poster
  • ORIGINALITY: All artwork must be the individual artist’s original creation — duplications are not accepted
  • ENTRY: Only one entry per artist and each entry must be the work of only one artist
  • Entries to this first level of competition must be submitted through the online form below on this page. 
  • Submission will be a hi-res photo of the artist’s poster. The poster needs to be completed before you fill out the form. 
  • Entries must also include a separate artist headshot photo suitable for publicity purposes.
  • Artists of winning posters will mail their physical posters to the next level of competition (so hold onto your posters!)


Questions? Please reach out to any of the following people:

Lions Clubs points of contact:

  • Dana Davis: • (301) 863-2561
  • Anne Hodges: • (240) 441-9104

Arts Council point of contact:

  • Nell Elder: • (240) 309-4061
  • Wednesday Davis:

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Do not use PO Box address
  • In consideration for the opportunity to enter the contest, I agree to allow Lions Clubs International to use my child's name, photographs, and artwork for promotional and publicity purposes. In addition, I understand that if selected as international grand prize winner, my child and two family members (one being a parent or legal guardian) will receive a trip to an award ceremony. All winning posters become property of Lions club International upon receipt and cannot be returned.
  • TIPS FOR TAKING PICTURE OF POSTER: Hang poster on wall, head-height, where there is plenty of light. Take picture straight-on to avoid distortion. Crop image to show only the poster. Pictures may be .jpg or .jpeg files only.
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg.
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