Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cannon School students win Lions contest

In an effort to artistically craft the idea of peace, four Cannon School seventh graders took top local honors in the annual Lions Club Peace Poster Contest.

Participants were asked to design a poster that portrayed this year's theme: "Children Know Peace." Each of their entries were judged for artistic merit, originality and theme portrayal.

A poster created by Cami Lee won first prize, while artwork by Rose Edmondson and Zach Olguin placed second and third. Tyler Turner received an honorable mention.

Across the globe, more than 200 countries sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. In those countries, 325,000 students ages 11-13 participate.

Winners from the local levels advance to the district level, where they compete to move on to state and international levels.

Once at the international level, judges select a grand prize poster winner and 23 merit award winners. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to an awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations, held at UN headquarters in New York City.

They will also be granted an engraved plaque and a $2,500 cash prize.

Photo: Lions Club Peace Poster Chair Bob Aldous (left), Tyler Turner (Honorable Mention), Zack Olguin (3rd place), Rose Edmondson (2nd place), Cami Lee (1st place) and Lions Club President George Culp.Courtesy of David Long.