We would like to congratulate three of our talented students for their winning designs in the International Peace Poster competition .
Since 1988, over 4 million children from around the world have expressed their feelings about World Peace through the Peace Poster Competition. 2014-2015 is the 27th year of the Peace Poster Competition and the theme for the year is, ‘Love, Peace and Understanding’
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 children encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. Stamford Rotary Club have taken part in the international Peace Poster competition for several years now and have worked closely with our school this year.
Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate and 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 local level, three of our students collected awards – Micha Greenwood first prize, Skye Goodwin second prize and Madeline Horspool third prize.
At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners. Our first prize winner, Micha Greenwood, has now had her winning entry sent off to America to take part in the international entry rating. The students had to produce an A2 poster using any media they wished, as long as it was flat work 2D. They then had to show their interpretation of ‘ Peace, Love and Understanding’, using only pictures. No words were allowed.
Micha was commended on her original design idea where she had drawn her poster within a painted book.
In February 2015, international winners will be announced, one of which receives US$5000 and a trip to a special awared ceremony. Each of the 23 Merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.
We wish Micha every success at the international level!