Multiple District Peace Poster Information
suzanne pacala

Hello Lions! It’s time to think about our

2023-2024 Peace Poster Contest.


At our reorganization meeting on August 19th, I will have have information to share regarding our 2024 Peace Poster Contest. Kits are on sale now for those who would like to get a jump on the contest.  The price is $12.50. Further information about the Peace Poster contest is forthcoming.

The theme of the 2023-2024 Peace Poster Contest is “Dare to Dream.” It is the 36th anniversary of the start of our Peace Poster Contest. For more than 32 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.  The contest is a great way to connect with your community and encourage youth to express their vision of peace. Children ages 11, 12 or 13 by November 15 are eligible to participate. Entries not meeting the following deadlines will be disqualified:

October 1: Deadline to purchase kits LCI. Each kit contains all the materials needed to sponsor the contest in a school or youth group, including complete rules, promotional material and recognition certificates for participants. One kit is needed for each entry sponsored.   

November 15:  Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster (per contest sponsored) to the District 16-N Peace Poster Contest Chairperson.

December 1:  Postmark deadline for District Governors to send one winning district poster to Multiple District Council Chairperson,

Judging Criteria at Each Level:  originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.

Give your young artists more time to work on their entries.

Make sure each child receives a copy of the rules that come with the kit.


November 15th is the deadline to send entries to the MD16 Peace Poster Contest Chairperson. 
Clubs should take note of the submission deadlines to be sure their entries are considered.

The International Grand Prize Winner receives a trip to an award ceremony where he/she will receive US $5,000. The 23 Merit award winners each receive US $500.

Please let me know as soon as you can the number of schools and the students who will be participating in the Peace Poster Contest for 2023-2024.  I hope there are many schools and many students who will be participating in this wonderful contest.

Lions International also offer an Essay Contest for visually impaired young people.  The ages of the students and the theme of the essay are the same as the poster contest.  Contact me if any students have an interest in the essay contest.

Thank you for all your efforts with this important Lions event. This is a great way to reach out to our communities and inform them of who Lions are and what we are about.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at


Serving with you,

SuzAnne Pacala, 2nd Vice District Governor,

Peace Poster Chair