Calling Young Artists in Holliston

The Holliston Lions Club announced they will host a contest this year for the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. The contest is open to all students who will be age 11, 12 or 13 years old on November 15, 2019. Students must live in Holliston but need not attend school in Holliston. The contest is open to every child who meets the age guidelines including those students who are home-schooled.

Peace Poster Contest Rules

Each entry must follow the theme of the contest which is Journey of Peace. Students who are visually impaired and meet the age guidelines are encouraged to submit an essay in place of a poster. Students are only eligible to submit one entry. The entry parameters are:

Essay: Each essay must be no longer than 500 words. The essay contest is designed for students who are visually impaired. You may be required to submit documentation should your essay move forward.

Poster Size: Because of the size limitations imposed by Lions Clubs International, the Holliston Lions Club has purchased the correct size poster. Poster board will be available free of charge from now until October 31, 2019 at Fiske’s General Store. Students will be asked to leave their name and a contact phone number or email address.

Deadline for Submission: Essays and posters will be collected at the Holliston Senior Center on Saturday, November 2, 2019 between 1pm and 2pm.

Additional Information: Students who are submitting essays should be aware all essays must be typed on white paper, double spaced and use only black ink. No prior entries or published works can be accepted.

While students may create posters using pencil, charcoal, marker or any other medium, if the material is able to smear you should use a sealant. We cannot accept entries which are laminated or three dimensional. For posters, there should be no wording or lettering on the front of the poster. Names and telephone numbers should be placed on the back of the poster or essay in the bottom right hand corner.

Additional Information

Winners of the Holliston Lions Peace Poster/Essay contest will be selected on Saturday, November 2. Judging will take place at the Holliston Senior Center. Members of the community are invited to attend; light refreshments will be available. We will also be asking community members to consider assist with judging the contest. If you plan to attend, or would consider being a judge, you can sign up at


The winning poster/essay will be awarded a $50 prize from the Holliston Lions Club. That poster or essay will be eligible to move forward to District 33K Lions judging where one winner will be selected from the 48 Lions Clubs in the area. Should your poster be selected to move onto the state level, it will be one of five entries. Those entries are enrolled in Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest on December 15. The winner of that contest will be notified on February 1, 2020 and will be eligible to win $5,000 plus a trip to New York with their parents.

Parents or students who have any additional questions about the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest should reach out to the Peace Poster Committee at or Holliston Lions President at

Doreen Martel

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