Peace Poster Competition

Daniel Marnane, a pupil at Scoil Mhuire Lourdes in Carrigaline, has taken first prize in the local Peace Poster competition organised by the Carrigaline & District Lions Club and his poster will now be submitted to the district level where he will be competing with children from all over Ireland.

Over 50 children from various schools in Carrigaline entered the competition and an awards ceremony was held recently in the Carrigaline Court Hotel where prizes were presented to the top three entrants:

  1. Daniel Marnane, Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Carrigaline
  2. Brian O’Leary, Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Carrigaline
  3. Kimberly White, Carrigaline Educate Together N.S.

Some of the entries can be viewed here. At the ceremony, Carrigaline & District Lions Club President, John Doran, said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the children that entered. “It’s obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m very happy that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.”

Daniel’s poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. 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 kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. During the last 20 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.

The theme of the 2011-12 Peace Poster Contest is “Children Know Peace.” Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.

Winning posters will advance through the district, multiple district and international levels of competition with the overall winner getting a trip to the awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations.


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