The theme of the 2009-10 Peace Poster Contest is "The Power of Peace." Lions clubs can sponsor the contest in their community for children in local schools or organized, sponsored youth groups. Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate. Students select a medium as outlined in the contest rules to draw, paint or sketch their interpretation of the contest's theme.
Judging: Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme. Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international (semifinal and final judging). At the international level, a group of judges from the media, art, literary and youth community select 24 finalists. From those 24 posters a panel of judges select the grand prize winner. The remaining 23 posters are named merit award winners