ST. PETERSBURG - More than 75 students from three Pinellas County schools will participate in the Lion's Club 2012 art contest competing for a $5,000 cash award and trip to the United Nations.
Students were asked to create original artwork using charcoal, crayon, pencil or paint to express the theme "Imagine Peace".
Lions Clubs sponsor the International Peace Poster contest for students worldwide to express their visions of peace based on the young artist's life experiences and cultures. Students from Osceola, Thurgood Marshall, and St. John Vianney Catholic School will compete with more than 350,000 students worldwide.
The St. Petersburg Lions Club will recognize one winner and one second place Peoplesí Choice for each school locally. The international grand prize winner will be announced in February 2013 and recognized in a special award ceremony at the United Nations.
In addition to the grand prize, 23 merit award winners will receive cash awards of $500.
The public is invited to judge the posters on display at the St. Petersburg Lions Club Beach House, 9300 West Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island on Oct. 21 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guest judges include representatives from other non-profit organizations such as the St. Petersburg Quakers, Pet Pal Animal Shelter, Miss Florida Pageant and local artist Joanne Osborn.
This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome to participate. Lunch will be served surfside on the Club deck at beautiful Sunset Beach.