The San Pedro Lion’s Club participated in the International Lion’s Club annual Peace Poster Contest, featuring the entries at the Lion’s Den on Friday, November 16th. There were 63 entries total from San Pedro Roman Catholic School, Isla Bonita Elementary School and New Horizon’s School. The posters were judged on Originality, Expression of Theme and Artistic Merit with this year’s theme of “Imagine Peace”. Children ages 11 thru 13 years old were eligible to enter.
Judges Paulette Galbraith, ACES School, and Dr. Dianne Lawrence, Quicksilver/Go Phones/Yard Boyz, had a difficult time narrowing down the creative entries to the top ten. After much deliberation, they chose the top three places and were so touched by the art, put up their own money to award fourth and fifth places. The winners are:
First Place: Seleny Borges, Age 11, SPRC, $200 prize. Artwork: people on an island with flags surrounding the drawing.
Second Place: Nestor Castillo, Age 12, Isla Bonita School, $100 prize. Artwork ; map of Latin and Central America, a peace dove and a world with children around it holding hands. When asked about the predominant hands clasped across Guatemala and Belize, he explained with the situation between the two countries, he envisioned peace through the hand shake.
Third Place: Magali Lopez, Age 10, SPRC, $50prize. Artwork featured a world figure connected to peace signs by a very colorful rainbow.
Fourth place: Danny Itza, Age 11, SPRC, $30 gift. Art was a figure holding a dove and a world globe while standing in a peace laurel.
Fifth place: Alina Felicia Zaldivar, Age 12, SPRC, $20 gift. Her poster was a well executed stained glass dove.
Honorable Mention goes to an unknown poster of hands holding a globe and glittered rays reaching out. Beautiful as it was, unfortunately it did not meet the art criteria and did not have the child’s name on it.
All 63 entries were displayed during the judging and will be returned to the child with a thank you from the Lion’s as well as a certificate for an ice cream cone from Manelly’s and Lion’s Club. The winning poster will be sent to National Competition in the US. Good Luck to our artist!