In 1988, Lions Clubs International created the Peace Poster Contest to give young people the opportunity to creatively express their feelings for world peace and to share their visions for the world. Approximately 600,000 children from 75 countries participate in the contest annually.

Each year, Lions Clubs sponsor the contest, which open to students ages 11 – 13 in local schools or organized, sponsored youth groups, such as Scouts and Boys & Girls Clubs.

The contest also provides Lions members the chance to interact with young people in their communities, while introducing the youth to international understanding, while giving Lions a vehicle for obtaining positive publicity for their clubs.

This year, the Almont Lions Club representing District 11-D2 is proud to have again sponsored the Peace Poster contest in Almont Community Schools and Dryden Community Schools.

We wish to thank Almont Middle School Principal Kim VonHiltmayer for coordinating the contest, and art teacher Ms. Thelen for allowing and guiding local students to participate.

For more than 30 years, Lions Clubs worldwide have sponsored the International Peace Poster Contest in schools and organized youth groups in their communities. This year the theme was “We Are All Connected.”

All posters entered in the competition were evaluated on three (3) criteria at each level of judging; including originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.
We want to thank all the students who participated in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster contest.

It has been our special pleasure to recognize Breanna Harwood, a 7th grade student at Almont Middle School, for submitting the Peace Poster chosen as the best in District 11-D2, which includes all schools in Lapeer County, St. Clair County, Sanilac County and Huron County.

It should be noted that Breanna also submitted the winning poster in the District 11-D2 for the 2020 contest.

—Wes Wagester
Almont Lions Club