This international contest is intended to encourage children ages 11 - 13 to creatively express what peace means to them. The 2012-2013 contest theme is "Imagine Peace."
The contest allows the students to share their unique image of peace so that we may all have greater tolerance and international understanding.
The Billerica Lions is proud to sponsor this contest at the Marshall Middle School, the Locke Middle School and Innovation Academy Charter School. The contest is open to students who will be 11, 12, or 13 years of age on November 15, 2012.
Artwork must be no smaller than 13x20 and no larger than 20x24. Do not mat or frame artwork.
Only one entry per student per year and each entry must be the work of only one student. All artwork must be the individual students’ original creation. Duplications are not accepted.
All media are accepted. Note - chalk, charcoal, and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Do not laminate entries.
Three dimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any fashion.
The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster, in any language, is not allowed. All artist signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster.
Artwork should be done on a flexible material so that it can be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube. Do not fold the poster.
Each entry will also require a permission form provided by the Billerica Lions Club to be completed and signed by the parent or guardian at the time of submission. The deadline for all entries is Friday, November 2nd.
Janet Morris will be the contact for Innovation Academy Charter School and will pick up the entries at the school on November 2nd – she will then bring them to Lion Joan Parcewski, chair of the contest.
The contest will be held on November 7th at Billerica Access Television (BATV) with a small reception for participants, their families and school officials to celebrate their work. All artwork will be displayed - for approximately one month - at BATV. There will be a winning entry chosen from each participating school and submitted to the district peace poster competition which is held later in the year. All students will receive a certificate recognizing their participation in the contest.