The Strathmore Lions Club is encouraging young minds to express their vision of peace with the creation of the Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. The poster is meant to be a celebration of peace. This year's theme is 'Kindness Matters.' Each year the Lions Club sponsors the Lions International Peace Poster. The contest is open to kids aged 11, 12, and 13 as of November 15. Schools in Strathmore are invited to select a first-place and runner-up submission. The Strathmore Lions Club recognizes the first-place submission from each school with a $50 award and a certificate and the runner-up with a $25 award and certificate.
The images of the local winners are displayed in the gallery space at the Strathmore Municipal Library.
In Strathmore, there were approximately 300 students that participated this year. The schools that took part were Crowther Memorial Junior High School, Wheatland Elementary School, and Westmount Elementary School.
First-place posters from each school are typically sent to the Lions International district level to be judged.
The grand prize winner of the international contest wins a prize of $5,000. a special award ceremony, and a trip for the winner, two family members and the sponsoring club president to the United Nations in March 2019.
International contest winners will be notified by February 1.