Lions Announce 2023 Theme and
Previous Peace Poster Contest Winner

The Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest is an annual worldwide competition for children 11-13, encouraging them to express their vision of world peace through art, based on a particular theme. At Lions Day with the United Nations on March 10, the Lions announced the winner of the 2022 International Peace Poster Contest and the theme for 2023, “Dare To Dream.”


The announced winner of the 2022 International Peace Poster competition was Emma Andreea Paveliuc, a 13-year-old from Romania for her illustration of the 2022 theme “Lead With Compassion”.


Elsa Thorez from The French American School, Emma Sapperstein from Hommocks Middle School, Nina Heery from Rye Neck Middle School and Estelle Puong from Saints John & Paul School, were the entries from the Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions local competition.


The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions will once again partner with our local middle schools for the 2023 Lions Peace Poster Contest. The local winning posters will advance through the district into the international competition, with the international winner announced at a United Nations event in March 2024.


“Lions Day With the UN” is an annual event commemorating the Lions long-standing relationship with the UN, beginning with its contribution to the writing and drafting of the United Nation Charter and its current partnerships on refugee, women and youth rights and climate change, diabetes and hunger. 


The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions, celebrating their Centennial in 2023, focus on supporting existing non-profit and community service groups by bringing community service leaders together to determine needs, solutions and resources. The LM Lions are part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization of over 1.4 million members. The Lions signature cause is Vision/Blindness, along with Hunger, the Environment, Diabetes, Childhood Cancer and the future of our Youth.  They are signatories of the United Nations resolutions on women’s and refugee rights and are currently active in Afghanistan and Ukrainian refugee resettlement.  In addition, affordable housing is a local Lions priority.