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Young artists sought to enter peace posters in Lions' contest

October 29, 2000

Young artists sought to enter peace posters in Lions' contest



By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer


The International Lions Club wants Washington County middle school students to give peace a chance.

Local middle schools and Lions Club sponsors are needed to participate in this year's Lions International Peace Poster Contest, said Hugo Cardenas, international relations and peace poster chairman for Governor's Cabinet District 22-W.

"The Lions Club brings a message of peace, a message of hope," he said.

The contest prompts students worldwide between the ages of 11 and 13 to think about world peace as they design posters that symbolize the theme, "United in Peace," Cardenas said.

It presents a challenge for young artists and showcases the "talent of our youngsters," he said.

Twenty-four finalists will be picked after the contest deadline Jan. 10, Cardenas said.

The first-place winner will receive $2,500 and transportation to the Lions International Convention in Indianapolis in May.

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The president of the winner's sponsoring Lions Club and the winner's parents also receive transportation to the convention, Cardenas said.

Runners-up each receive $500, he said.

There has never been a winner from Washington County.

"It would be an honor," Cardenas said.

Lions International started the poster competition in 1988 as a way of building a spirit of understanding among youth worldwide and nurturing and sustaining positive relationships between kids and local Lions Clubs, according to club literature.

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