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International Peace Essay Contest

Created to give an opportunity for visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace, the International Essay Contest is a staple of Lions clubs around the world. Lions work with local schools and area families to identify young people who are interested in participating and who could benefit from this program. One grand prize winner will receives an award and US$5,000.

The 2022-2023 Contest

Lead with Compassion

Children know how powerful compassion can be. They’re often able to express this feeling more openly than adults. This year, we invite young people to explore and express the peaceful future that compassionate leadership brings.


Contest Guidelines 

Students who are visually impaired, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate. Each essay must be submitted with a completed entry form. Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length, submitted in English, typed in black ink and double-spaced.

Complete Rules and Entry Form


The 2021-2022 Essay Winner

“We Are All Connected”

Shreya Zoy
13 years old

Sponsored by the Mannuthy Agri City Lions Club


Past Winners

Take a look back at the winning essays and essay winners throughout the years.

  • 2020-2021 “Peace Through Service” by Joshua Wood age 13: Read the Essay | Watch the Video
    Sponsored by: Brisbane Camphill Carindale Lions Club
  • 2019-2020 “Journey of Peace” by Joseph Critchlow age 13: Read the Essay | Watch the Video
    Sponsored by: City of Liverpool Lions Club, United Kingdom
  • 2016-2017 "A Celebration of Peace" by Charlie Bruskotter, age 12: Read the Essay
    Sponsored by: Delaware Lions Club, Ohio, USA
  • 2015-2016 "Share Peace" by Joel Greek, age 12: Read the Essay
    Sponsored by: Gordons Bay Lions Club, Republic of South Africa
  • 2014-2015 "Peace, Love and Understanding" by Jalen Ballard, age 12: Read the Essay
    Sponsored by: Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club, Ohio, USA
  • 2013-2014 "Our World, Our Future" by Ashish Karki, age 12: Read the Essay
    Sponsored by: Kathmandu Ramechhap Lions Club, Nepal
  • 2012-2013 "Imagine Peace" by Maura Loberg, age 11: Read the Essay
    Sponsored by: Wayne Lions Club, Wayne, Nebraska, USA
  • 2011-2012 "Children Know Peace" by Mikaela Smith, age 12: Read the Essay
    Sponsored by: Chesterton Lions Club, Indiana, USA
  • 2010-2011 "Power of Peace" by Amy Bosko, age 12: Read the Essay
    Sponsored by: Villa Park Lions Club, Illinois, USA