University Heights Lions Club
Lions International Peace Poster Contest Winners, 2012-2013
WINNERS OF ART CONTEST NAMED AT THREE SCHOOLS
Local winners of the first round in one of the world’s largest art contest were recently announced in three area schools. Awards ceremonies were conducted at the International Studies Magnet School, Nettleton Middle School, and Westside Middle School for winners in the 2012-2013 Lions International Peace Poster Contest, an international art competition sponsored locally by the Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club. The finalists were announced and presented certificates and monetary prizes at all-school assemblies, with the first place winning posters from each school going on to the district-wide competition. In addition to a certificate, the first place winners at each school received $50, the 2nd place artist got $25, the 3rd place winner got $15, and several Honorable Mention certificates were awarded. The posters were among around the estimated 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 25th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest for artists between the ages of 11 and 13 – this year’s theme was "Imagine Peace.” The students all drew posters depicting the contest theme, and were judged by local artist Jessica Morgan. University Heights Lions Club President Curt Hodges indicated that his club was sponsoring the annual contest in Jonesboro for the twelfth year in a row in an effort to help promote the global Lions' mission of promoting peace and also to encourage young local artists.
At Nettleton Middle School, first place went to Seth Gage, second place went to Grashawn Clark, in third place was Will Doggett , and Honorable Mention certificates went to Dawn Henson and Dalton Pool.
At the International Studies Magnet School, first place went to Bailey Burnett, second place went to David Taylor, third place went to Jacorey Whitfield, with Honorable Mention certificates going to Londyn Croley and Jaylon Woodard.
The first place winning posters will advance to the district competition, and if successful there will face two more rounds of competition, with the winner of the last round being declared the International Grand Prize winner. The grand prize winner will be selected from 24 international finalists, and will receive a cash award of $5000, plus an all-expenses-paid trip for the winner and two family members to New York City for the awards ceremony next Spring at Lions Day at the United Nations headquarters. As Merit Award winners, the remaining 23 finalists will each receive certificates and a cash award of $500, with all of the finalists' posters being displayed on the Lions International web site – http://lionsclubs.org.
1st Place Local Peace Poster Winners and their posters [2012-13]
--International Studies Magnet School, first place winner Bailey Burnett [with Art teacher
Valerie Duncan] -- #...2624
--Nettleton Middle School, first place winner Seth Gage
--Westside Middle School, first place winner Zach Mitchell -- #...2599
--Submitted by Charles Hartwig, Public Relations Chair
Each year, Lions Clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. During the last 20 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
The theme of the 2011-12 Peace Poster Contest is "Children Know Peace." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
Each year's contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture.
Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.
Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.
Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.
International winners will be notified on or before February 1.
Past Peace Poster Contest grand prize winners have come from Brazil, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Martinique, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Multiple District 300 Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.
For information contact Charles Hartwig or any of the members on the Youth Outreach Committee
email: Charles Hartwig , Public Relations Chair
Phone: Home: 935-9454 - Work: (870) 972-3690
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