Students 11-13 are invited to enter at the Local (Brentwood) level. The winner receives $100, an Achievement Award certificate and goes on to the District level competition. Second- and third-place winners in Brentwood also win cash prizes, and all entries are awarded a Participation Certificate.
The District winner advances to the Multiple District level and then the International level. Prizes are awarded at all levels. The International Grand Prize winner receives a trip in March of 2012 (including two family members) to the awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. At the ceremony, the winner receives $5,000 plus an award. An additional 23 entries receive a Merit Award of $500 and a Certificate of Achievement. The posters and bios of the 24 winners will be published in an issue of the Lions International monthly magazine.
The contest theme this year is Children Know Peace. Artwork must be no smaller than 13x20” and no larger than 20x24”. It must not be folded, matted or framed, and be done on a flexible material so that it can be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube. Each entry must be the unassisted work of only one student. Contestants are limited to one entry. All media are accepted, with the exception of three-dimensional work. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any way. The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster in any language is not allowed. All artists’ signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster.
The deadline for submission of entries is Oct. 31. The Brentwood Lions Club will judge entries and confer awards for the Local contest on Nov. 2 at a site to be announced. The public is invited to attend.
To submit an entry or for more information, call Lion Carolyn Sherfy at 925-516-7798 or your Brentwood middle school principal’s office.