Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to sponsor students in the Lions International Essay Contest. This essay contest was created to offer an opportunity to visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace. The theme of the 2014-15 Lions International Essay Contest is "Peace, Love and Understanding." Students who are visually impaired and who are ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
Work with your fellow Lions, local schools and area families to identify young people who are interested in participating and who could benefit from this program. One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000.
Essay Contest Guidelines
Each essay must be submitted with a completed entry form. Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length, submitted in English, type-written in black ink and double-spaced. Read the complete essay contest rules and entry form.
View past grand prize winning essays:
2013-2014 "Our World, Our Future" by Ashish Karki, age 12
2012-2013 "Imagine Peace" by Maura Loberg, age 11
2011-2012 "Children Know Peace" by Mikaela Smith, age 12
2010-2011 "Power of Peace" by Amy Bosko, age 12
For More Information
To learn more about the Lions International Essay Contest, please contact the Lions Clubs International Public Relations Department.