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Essay Competition

This Competition is now open

Read all winning essays on here: 

Lions Clubs International website.

The theme for 2024-2025 is "Peace without Limits"

Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to sponsor students in the Lions International Essay Contest. The Essay Contest is for visually impaired young people. In this context visually impaired is more than simply needing glasses though an exact definition is hard to come by, a good guide would be the issue of limited vision being included in special educational needs provision. This contest was introduced in 2010-2011.

 here is a link for more information. 

The annual Peace Essay Contest encourages blind and visually impaired young people to express their thoughts of peace through the written word. 

 Created to offer an opportunity to encourage blind and visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace. The International Essay Contest is a staple of Lions Clubs around the world. The theme of the 2024-2025 Lions International Essay Contest is "Peace without Limits". Students who are blind and visually impaired and who are 11, 12 or 13 on November 15th, 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 receives an award and US$5,000.

Although some clubs may have schools in their area that specialise in visual impairment many of the potential entrants will be within main-stream schools. An approach to the LEA adviser may be a way to find eligible youngsters.

International Essay Competition Winner

"Dare to Dream"

By Yetka Yagiz Demirtas

12 years old


Sponsored by the Istanbul Altinepe Lions Club

Please use the link above to access the winning essay.

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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. Complete rules and an entry form may be downloaded from the Lions Clubs International website. 

All dates are the same as the Peace Poster:

 October 1st: deadline for purchase of kits

November 15th: Deadline for officer to receive entries 

December 1st: deadline for DG to send winning entry to MDHQ 

December 15th: deadline for MD Council Chairperson to send to Oak Brook