Art festival   Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival


Peace poster winner of 2018

Peace poster

2018's winning entry was from Katherine a student at Saint Josephs Bulli.

Encouraging Youth

The Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest has been conducted since 1988 in local schools by encouraging young people of the ages 11, 12 and 13 years to artistically express their visions of peace.

Promoting the Arts

A variety of mediums including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint can be used to create a unique work that expresses the young artist’s life experiences and culture and spark their imagination. Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme of peace. 

This year’s peace theme is "Journey of Peace".

Local Judging

Each school will select their top 10 entries using the above criteria of originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.
Subject to sponsorships each participating school will have an overall winner selected from their entries Each student will receive a certificate of participation.
Entries displayed during the Festival will be judged by a panel selected by the Austinmer Thirroul Lions Club Inc. 
That winner will receive an appropriate prize.
 A “Viewers Choice” entry will also be selected from the Festival display.

Overall Judging

Winning posters ( 1st in each school) , an overall winner, plus the People's Choice ( based on votes received  on the Saturday), will be on display at the Festival. The overall winner and the People's Choice winner will be announced and presented with their awards.  The overall winner will be endorsed to continue to the Lions District Finals where one entry is chosen to progress to National Level. The National Winner will progress to and attend the International Competition which will be judged in the USA. At the International level judges from the arts, peace, youth and media select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.

Peace Poster Display

Peace posters are on display in Kings street Thirroul, on the Saturday of the Festival. On the Sunday the winning entries will be displayed at the Park behind Thirroul Surf Club.

Participating Schools

St Joseph's Catholic School Bulli
Thirroul Primary School
St Michaels Catholic School Thirroul
Austinmer Primary School
Coledale Primary School
Scarborough Primary School
Stanwell Park Primary School

Parents, friends, teachers, grandparents and relatives are all welcome to come and see the range of artwork.

Related links

Related information can be found here on the Lions website