Eve Lundt, a seventh grade student at Clintonville Middle School, took first place in a local poster contest sponsored by the Clintonville Lions Club.
Her poster will be submitted in the 25th Annual Worldwide Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
Lundt’s poster was judged best for its originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the contest theme, “Imagine Peace”.
Besides advancing in the international contest, Lundt received a $30 cash award from the Clintonville Lions Club and will also be their dinner guest at a future club meeting.
Other fifth through seventh grade middle school students in art teacher Diana Rose’s classes were honored for their artistic vision of peace. Fifth grader Donovan Vande Voort took second place, and seventh grader Allison Graper took third. The Clintonville Lions Club gave $20 to the second place winner and $10 to the third place winner.
Contest chairperson Octe Mattson said she was impressed by the expression and creativity of the contest entrants.
“These young people certainly have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their vision,” Mattson stated.
Mattson said that Lundt’s poster will advance to face stiff competition through multiple rounds of judging before one international grand prize and 23 merit winners will be selected.