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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.


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 2018-2019 Essay Winner

“Kindness Matters”

Mikayla Ansley
11 years old
Blyth, Canada

Sponsored by the Blyth Lions Club


Past Winners

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