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Lions Club and Art Center partner for poster contest

— The Dalles Lions Club is reviving the Lions International Peace Poster Contest as a result of the cooperation of The Dalles Art Center.

Previously the contest has partnered with The Dalles Middle School, however as a result of increased classroom sizes last year there was no contest. Seeking a way to continue to make the contest available to local youth ages 11, 12 or 13, on Nov. 15, 2012, the club decided to partner with Carmen Toll, executive director of The Dalles Art Center. The contest will be made available during the Summer Art Camp which will run through the end of August.

Local entries will be judged by The Dalles Lions Club members. This year’s contest theme is “Our World, Our Future.”

The local winner’s entry will face stiff competition from other winners in multiple rounds of competition before a grand prize winner is announced.

One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes $5,000 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to the awards ceremony at the United Nations. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and $500.

Locally the winner and two other students will be honored by The Dalles Lions Club during a late October club meeting.

For those students of the same age who are visually impaired, John Layson, The Dalles Lions Club President, announced that for the first time, an essay version of the contest is also available. Interested individuals may contact John at layson.john@gmail.com for further information.

View past international grand prize winners.

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