Peace poster by a Neale Wade Academy student from March beats entries from 1,000 other young artists

Peace poster by Neale Wade Academy student Holly Fevyer

Peace poster by Neale Wade Academy student Holly Fevyer - Credit: Archant

A poster by a Neale Wade Academy student has beaten off competition from 1,000 young artists to get to the next stage of a world peace competition which has the ultimate prize of $5,000 and a trip to America.

The world wide peace poster competition has been running since 1988 and was launched by the International Lions.

In March, the local Lions entered a poster by student Holly Fevyer which won the district competition and now continues on to the multi district contest.

The winner of that heat goes through to the international leg of the competition which this year has a theme of Share Peace.

The Peace Poster Contest was created in 1988 to give young people the opportunity to creatively express their feelings for world peace and to share their visions with the world.

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Around 350,000 children from more than 65 countries take part in the contest every year.

The competition is open to young people who will be 11, 12 or 13 years old on November 15, either in schools or youth groups like scouts and guides.

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The competition gives a chance to introduce young people to international understanding.

The world wide grand prize winner receives a trip to a special award ceremony at a grand Lions Day event with the United Nations, along with an engraved plaque and a cash prize of US$5000.

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