Mabank student moves up in poster contest

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 27, 2012

Lions Club poster contest

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Mabank Intermediate School sixth grader Lauren Davidson wins the local Lions Club poster contest “Imagine Peace.” Davidson now advances to the multi-district competition for a chance to win the international grand prize of $5,000 and a trip for two to Lions Day with the United Nations.

Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Mabank Intermediate School sixth grader Lauren Davidson has taken her first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Mabank Cedar Creek Lions Club.
Davidson’s poster was among more than 30 entries locally and more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 25th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
Lions Clubs International sponsors the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.
Her poster illustrated the contest theme “Imagine Peace” by showing an angel holding a cross in one hand and releasing doves from the other hand as her arms open up over the seas and mountains.
“I can’t imagine peace without God in it,” Davidson said. The poster was selected by Lion Club members for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme.”
Mabank Cedar Creek Lions Club president, Edna Beltz said she was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at Mabank Intermediate School who entered the contest through Mrs. Borden’s art classes.
“It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them and they are all very creative. I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions,” Beltz said.
Davidson’s poster will advance to face stiff competition through the district. Competition in multiple districts and international rounds are needed to be declared the international grand prize winner.
One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of $5,000, plus a trip for the winner and two family members to the awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.
“Our club is cheering for Lauren as her poster advances in the competition, and we hope that her vision will ultimately be shared with others around the world,” Beltz said. Past international grand prize and merit award winners can be viewed at
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in 45,00 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas.
In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service, promoting peace and helping youth throughout the world.