10 on the 10th – Lions Clubs’ Competitions

2011/2012 Poster Winner District 105M

On the 10th of each month I’m going to share with you 10 things. They might be random thoughts which cross my mind or a more structured approach which lists 10 things about a particular Lions project. Today I’m sharing with you 10 competitions which are available for Lions Clubs to enter.

Peace Poster – Each year, Lions clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This art contest encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. During the last 20 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.For clubs in District 105M more details on the competition and how to enter can be found on the District website.

Environmental Photo -The Lions Environmental Photo Contest provides a way for Lions to portray, through an original photo, their pride and commitment to improving, protecting and preserving their environment. A wall calendar featuring entries from Multiple Districts is produced by LCI each year. The winning photos can be seen on LCI website. Details of the competition are on the District 105M website. Lions can submit photographs of their environment in one of the following five categories:

  • Animal life
  • Plant life
  • Urban or natural landscape
  • Weather phenomenon
  • Special theme: which is announced annually. This year it was “Protecting our future with trees.”

District Skittles -There are no definitive rules to this competition which is designed to encourage fun and fellowship between clubs. Each Zone Chairman is asked to arrange competitions between their clubs at whatever type of skittles their Zone has to offer. This year, one zone organised a wii – skittle contest. Each Region Chairman is asked to arrange competitions between their Zone winning clubs, to produce a winning club for their Region by February 28th. Again the type of skittles and rules will be determined by whatever their Region has to offer.The District final is held in early March. The type of skittles and rules will be those that apply to that locality. The whole idea of the competition is to encourage friendship amongst Lion members of different clubs. The lack of definitive rules should only encourage fun and fellowship and lead us to a winner to receive the trophy at 105M’s Convention.

First Timers– Most of us will feel a bit intimidated when we enter a room full of p[eople we don’t know and who all seem to know each other. The First Timer Competition is designed to help with that feeling and help Lions attending District Convention for the first time get to know people, make friends and have a great time in the process.The purpose is to meet other Lions or visitors, make new friends and have a great time in the process.The rules are simple. Fill in your name and club at the top of the form. The form is divided into sections, each section has a points value for every signature that is obtained. The more people you meet, the more points you will you will obtain. The person with the highest score wins. Only one person is to work on each form..…. no team efforts!!!!! The contest begins from the time you arrive and register and will end at a time decided by the Competitions Officer during the lunch break when you return your form to the Competitions desk.

ScrapbookI confess to being a bit biased about the next three competitions as having worked in Marketing and being an avid Scrapbooker, I am keen that others can learn more about the benefits and enjoyment of Scrapbooking and PR.  The Scrapbook competition is designed to encourage clubs to document and tell the story of the  Presidential Year.
The scrapbook might contain items such as:-
Newspaper/magazine coverage
Function programmes

Press & PR -The PR trophy was introduced in 1990 to District 105M to try to encourage and motivate clubs to promote their activities, therefore increasing the profile of Lions Clubs.The judges are looking for a club to have achieved the best PR through a sustained effort in promoting Lions.

This can be for:-

1. One event, or
2. A number of events held during the current year.

Website – The website competition is open to all clubs to encourage the use of a club website. The aim of the District is to have 100% of clubs promoting themselves and their activities with a website.

Travelling Lion – The object of the competition is to encourage Lions to visit other Lions Clubs and Lions events throughout the District. Details of the competition can be found on the District website.

Roy White Memorial Trophy – A District 105M competition. The aim is to recognise and support young people who are involved in their Community or School – beyond that of their normal activities with School or Uniformed Organisations. The competition is looking for  looking for young people in years 7 and 8 who are involved in helping others within the wider Community in which they live – young people who are selfless in giving time to others – helping to improve the Community or the lives of others. Full details can be found HERE.

Young Ambassador – Each Lions Club is invited to find young people in their Community who do voluntary work age range 16 to 19 and are prepared to complete an Application. The requirements for the Candidates are to complete the Application and Bursary Forms and then to move forward via local contests to the Annual District Final. At each stage the Candidates are Judged on their voluntary work their personality and their presentation skills.

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Categories: District 105M, Lions Compertitions, Peace Poster, Press & PR, Roy White Memorial Trophy, Scrapbooking, Travelling Lions


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