A Jacksboro Middle School Student is this year’s annual Campbell County Lions Club Peace Poster Winner. Sixth-grader Bailey Sommers impressed the local Lions Club with her peace poster’s originality and artistic creativity. The poster was inspired by a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, saying that “peace cannot be attained, it must be earned.”
For the last 30 years, Lions Clubs around the world have proudly sponsored the International Peace Poster Contest in local schools. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.
Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit, and expression of the theme. Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, state, and then finally to the international level. At the international level, judges from the artistic communities select one grand prize winner – who will receive $5,000 and a trip to the Lions Clubs International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Campbell County Lions believe Bailey’s creation to have what it takes to compete at higher levels, and have submitted her artwork to the next level of the competition.
About the Lions Club
For more than 100 years, Lions Clubs International has been serving those in need. With more than 1.4 million members, Lions are the global leader in humanitarian service. The local affiliate of this international organization has been chartered since 2006, and prides itself on serving the local community. For information on the club, please call (423) 494-4894.