Port Augusta Lions Club poster competition

SUMMING up a celebration of world peace in a single picture is no easy task, but a Port Augusta student has done it to perfection.

Caritas College student Maia Scharenberg was named Port Augusta’s winner in the Lions Club International Peace Poster contest recently.

Maia’s artistic talents now takes her on to the regional final and a path towards winning a trip to Chicago.

The international competition’s 2016/17 theme is ‘A Celebration of Peace’.

It’s something the Port Augusta Lions Clubs has sponsored and run previously in the local community for children in local schools or organised youth groups.

Students who will be 11, 12 or 13 years of age on November 15, 2016 were eligible to participate. 

Through the contest students were encouraged to visually depict their interpretation of the contest’s theme.

Twenty four international finalists are selected to represent the work of more than 350,000 young participants from around 75 countries worldwide. 

Since 1988 more than 3.6 million children have participated.

Port Augusta Lions Club member Barry Flynn said he hopes it will become a regular event again.

The competition was relaunched by the Port Augusta Lions Club in 2015.

Success last year and an even better number of entries for 2016’s prize means  the local club is keen to run the event again in 2017 and into the future.

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PRIZE: Caritas College student Maia Scharenberg claimed the win in the Port Augusta leg of the Lions Club International Peace Poster contest recently.

PRIZE: Caritas College student Maia Scharenberg claimed the win in the Port Augusta leg of the Lions Club International Peace Poster contest recently.

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