Winners of the Peace Poster contest announced

Front-runners of Lion Club

28 November 2017 | Education

Tunohole Mungoba

With 46 000 clubs and 1.4 million members internationally, the Lions Club of Tsumeb ran their Peace Poster competition and different learners walked away with the prizes of the best poster.

LCI the world's largest service club organization and one of the most effective; members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. The LionsClub in Tsumeb was chartered in 1999 and meetings are held every second Monday at the Minen Hotel in the small town. “To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have an updated look and encourage every Lions club to engage with the youth in their community to sponsor a Peace Poster Contest entry,” says Nico Kaiyamo, the president for Lionsclub in Tsumeb.

The Lions Peace Poster competition theme for the years of 2017 to 2018 is 'The Future of Peace' and participants had ot be 11, 12 or 13 years of age. “The posters are judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme,” says Kaiyamo. Gordon Opperman, Johanna Hamakundu, Shaun Kawaxamab were announced winners and each child walked away with N$500. All 3 winners are from Tsumeb Art Performance Centre (APC). Shaun Kawaxamab entry won the 2nd prize in the Lions District Competition in South Africa and Namibia and the judges will decided on the 3 winners on the 18 November.

His prize is N$ 2000 and it will be divided between him and the APC. His entry was judged as “an extremely well executed design and he included various peace symbols such as national flags hand and olive branch as well as true dove in slight symbolizing the future of peace,” says Kaiyamo.

For the last 30 years Lions clubs around the world have proudly sponsored 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.

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