Every year the Gordon’s Bay Lions Club provides pupils aged 11 to 13 the opportunity to share their artistic vision for peace. Since its inception in 1988, millions of children around the world have participated in this contest.
The 2016 theme was “A celebration of Peace”. It has become a tradition to hand the prizes over at the primary school years’ end assembly presentation.
These winners received their prize money from Grant Jonathan Gordon’s Bay Lions president.
Third prize of R200 went to Jordan Ching; second prize of R300 went to Petro du Plessis, and first prize of R500 went to Ashley de Vries
Ashley also won the second prize at Lions Clubs District level, wich was R1 000 for her, and also R1 000 for the school.
The teacher, Mrs Denniston, received a Lions Christmas cake to thank for all her work to make sure the club has a poster to submit for the competition.
Ashley’s poster is still in the competition on national SA and Namibia level, to be soon sent to the USA for final judging.
The participation at such competition can be life-changing.
Last year’s winner of the Gordon’s Bay Lions Clubs Peace Essay contest (which is held for visually impaired students, parallel to the Peace Poster competition) won the international competion, with prize money of US$ 5 000, and an appearance at the United Nations in New York.
Contact Gordon’s Bay Lions Club at 081 341 09 80, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information on the club.
Bee Ling is the public relations officer for Gordon’s Bay Lions Club