Peace Poster Contest Rules

The contest's theme is "Peace through Service."

The Barrington Lions Club Peace Poster Contest is open to students who are residents of Barrington, Rhode Island.


Contest is open to students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years of age on November 15. Eligible birthdates are November 16, 2006 through November 15, 2009. 


Artwork must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches (33 centimeters by 50 centimeters) and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches (50 centimeters by 60 centimeters). Do not mat or frame artwork.

Artwork should be done on a flexible material (paper, canvas, etc).  The Barrington Lions Club will mail the winning poster to the State level contest so it must be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube. Do not fold your artwork.


Only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student.


All artwork must be the individual student's original creation. Duplications are not accepted.


All art media are accepted (markers, paint, crayons, pencil, etc.) Note: Chalk, charcoal and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Do not laminate entries.


Three-dimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any way.  Digital/computer generated art is not accepted.


The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster, in any language, is not allowed. All artist signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster.

To enter the contest, email a picture of your artwork to with the subject heading "Peace Poster Contest 2020."  Include the following information:

  • Name of the contest entrant

  • Age and birthday of the contest entrant

  • Town of residence

  • School 

All entries must be received by midnight on Saturday, October 24.

Keep original artwork!  The first place contest winner has to provide the original artwork to the Barrington Lions Club who will send the artwork onward to the state contest.


Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegible entries. Entries become property of Lions Clubs International upon receipt. Peace Poster Contest images cannot be used without written permission from Lions Clubs International.


In consideration for the opportunity to enter the Peace Poster Contest, participants agree to allow Lions Clubs International to use their names and photographs for promotional and publicity purposes. In addition, the international grand prize winner, two family members (one being a parent or legal guardian) and the sponsoring club president or a club member (as designated by the sponsoring club president) are required to attend the award ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. An international grand-prize winner is not eligible to receive subsequent prizes in future Peace Poster contests sponsored by Lions Clubs International. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Lions Clubs International.