Lions Peace Poster comp

Children’s opinions of world peace were put into pictures as part of a competition organised by Harrogate Lions.

Wednesday, 11th November 2015, 11:22 am
NADV 1511035AM H'gate Lion's School Arts Project. Team leader at Harrogate Library Sam Findley with Eric Wright (Harrogate Lions president) The Mayor of Harrogate Coun. Nigel Simms and Harrogate Lions member Bob Norris. (1511035AM)

The charity ran a poster contest which saw entries from 11-13-year-olds at St John fisher, St Aiden’s and Rossette School.

And three winning entries - chosen by the Mayor of Harrogate Coun Nigel Simms and Lion Bob Norris and Sam Findlay of Harrogate Library - have now gone forward to the Lions Multiple District 105c finals to be held at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield on November 22.

The winners of the contest organised by Harrogate Lions secretary Eve Nelson and Harrogate Library’s Sue Proctor, are - Alex Oxley of St Aiden’s, Madelaine Smith of Rossett School and Ella Morrison of St John Fisher.

A Lions spokesman said: “The Lions International Peace Poster competition is an annual event aimed at young people all over the world to encourage them to express their visions of peace through art, and is proudly sponsored by Lions Clubs around the world in their local schools and youth groups.

“Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint – but not collage or photography – to express a different theme about peace each year. Inevitably the works vary greatly and reflect the young artist’s life experiences and local culture.

“Posters are shared globally via the Internet, social media, news outlets and travelling exhibits.”

The international winner will win an escorted visit to the UN Headquarters in New York.