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Lions Environmental Poster Competition

Currently this competition is not being run as insufficient clubs wanted to take part. If in future clubs would like to take part please contact me and we will see if we can get sufficient enthusiasm amongst clubs ro revive it.

This competition, was voted in at the 2012 Convention, and is based on a successful one run by Hayling Island Lions Club for some years. The idea is to stimulate young people's interest in the environment and to provide a competition which is stimulating and interesting to them. The spin-offs for Lions Clubs could be many including PR for your club, an increased awareness of Lions by schools (teachers and pupils), youth clubs, scouts, guides, cubs and brownies and their leaders, parents and the general public. It can help you introduce other ideas into your community and could lead to increased membership.

The chosen subject for 2020-2021 is:

 How we Spoil our Beaches and our Countryside

The Impact of litter on our Food Sources 

This subject was been chosen in consultation with the incoming District Governor. The subject deals with a very important issue today  which is receiving much publicity and affects us all. During lockdown councils are not collecting large items of waste and the refuse tips are also closed so people are more inclined to dump their waste in the countryside or on beaches.

Currently schools are closed to most pupils but are still open.  Why not contact your local schools who may well be looking for topics to send to their home schooling pupils as well as a topic for those children still attending school.  Those of you who are Grandparents can also ask your grandchildren to have a go.  The topic does include the dumping of waste but goes beyond this as well as waste in the oceans can cause fish to die and plastics to be swallowed by fish which we then eat.  On land animals can certainly come to harm from eating plastics such as balloons and dumped rubbish can cause infestations of flies and rats.  I am sure that children can come up with more examples.

Competition rules

The competition is open to anyone aged between 7 and 16 in 2 age groups age groups:

1) 7-10 (key stage 2 years 3, 4, 5 & 6 in junior school

2) 11-16 (Key stage 3 & 4, years 7, 8, 9 & 10 in senior school)

There will be two classes:

1) A poster using computer aided design 

2) A poster using paint, felt tip pens, crayons or pencil as the medium


The size to be A4 (297 x 210mm or 11.7 x 8.3ins) or A3 (420 x 297mm or 16.5 x 11.7ins).

Words may be used.

Posters must be entirely the work of the nominated child and should be original i.e they should not have previously been entered 

The closing date of the competition for this year is 1st March 2021

Initially the local Lions clubs will administer the competition. The club will confirm receipt of the entry, arrange for judging and announce winners.

The winners of Club competitions will then be entered into a District competition to take place before District Convention and a prize will then be awarded to the winner of each category. 

The prize in each category will be £75

Practical Guide

1. As soon as you receive this, print off the Application Form and rules for as many outlets as you wish within the resources of the club. These can be distributed, for example, ad-hoc, via a local newspaper, youth clubs, schools, scouts and guides.  Also use the press release below.

2. You have from now to the 1st March 2020 so please take a look and get over to the schools and clubs to promote this. It would be better if teachers did not devote an entire lesson to this as the aim is to get individual ideas.

3. When you get a reply make out the form as below and give each entry a unique reference number which should be prefixed with your club name.

4. If there are sufficient entries there will be a regional competition with the winners going on to a District Competition. If not the entries will go automatically into the District Competition.

5. Please support this competition. If successful it will become an MD competition and hopefully an International one.

6. There are now four trophies:

The Roger Munday Cup for Computer Aided Designs for the older age group
The Christine Munday Cup for Computer Aided design for the younger group
The Ron Twining Cup for Traditional Posters for the older age group
The Ann Twining Cup for Traditional Posters for the younger group

The prize in each category will be £75

Entry form

Download the entry form as a Word document Icon  EVP_Competition.doc

Suggested press release to invite children to enter this competition


The (name) Lions Club is inviting children from 7 to 16 to produce posters to promote interest in preserving our beaches and countryside. This event is part of the "Protecting Our Environment" Campaign, which is one of the Lions Clubs International Service areas.

There is an urgent need for the global community to take action to protect the environment given the many issues facing our planet such as climate change, deforestation, and loss of plant and wildlife.  Lions clubs from around the world have been committed to protecting the environment for several decades and we understand that every small effort makes a big difference." said (name, title such as club president or event chairperson).

Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfil those needs. For more information or to get involved with the (name) Lions Club, please contact (name) at (phone number) or (e-mail address add Web site address if appropriate).

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organisation with 1.4 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to sight preservation and community service throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at

Co-ordinator PDG Judith Goodchild Email: