Youth can enter peace poster contest with Hardscrabble Lions of Streator

Local winner moves on to district competition

As part of the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest, the Hardscrabble Lions of Streator are sponsoring a local contest for youth, ages 11-13, with a chance to win money.

The theme is “We Are All Connected.” The local winner moves on to district and state competition with an international winner announced at the Lions Day at the United Nations in the spring of 2022.

The international winner receives $5,000 and an award — 23 merit winners are named with an award of $500.

Artwork must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches. Artwork cannot be framed. Only original work is accepted. Work in chalk or charcoal and pastels must be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Laminate entries are not accepted. Avoid use of glue or staples. 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. Entires must include a phone number.

For those who are sight impaired, an essay can be submitted on the same theme. One grand prize winner will be named for an award of $5,000. The essay must be no more than 500 words typewritten in black ink and double spaced. The work must be the effort of only one student.

Contact Lion Jama Wahl with questions, 815-822-3014. Artwork or essays must be submitted by Sunday, Oct. 31, Wahl, 628 Boys St., Streator, IL 61364.