Lions Peace Poster Contest on Exhibit at Link Gallery

In collaboration with the Sister Bay Lions Club, Gibraltar Middle School students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are participating in the Peace Poster Project for the fourth year. Under the direction of Gibraltar art teacher Sally Bahrke, 140 students artistically expressed their impressions of “The Power of Peace.”

The posters, a beautiful display of color and light, spirit and hope, are currently on exhibit in the Door Community Auditorium’s Link Gallery through October.

Initial judging of this international contest begins at the local level where members of the art, education, peace, youth, and media communities select the finalists based on “originality, artistic merit, and expression of theme.” This year the Gibraltar School entrants were judged by Roberta Champeau, Gibraltar Schools IMC Director; Karla Donahue, Gibraltar Elementary School art teacher; and Tom Smith, Gibraltar High School art and photography teacher.

The students who received highest honors include: First Place, Ella Norris, 8th grade; Second Place, Arleth Diaz, 6th grade; and Third Place, Calla Norris, 6th grade. The winning posters progress through regional, state, and national judging.

The grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners, selected from all international finalists, are announced no later than February 1, 2010.

“More than 350,000 children from around the world have participated in this contest over the years,” said Clint Robison, Door County Lions Zone Chairman. “We are very proud that some of Door County’s students have participated in this very important program.”

The Door Community Auditorium’s Link Gallery is open to the public during regular box office hours, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm and weekend show days 11 am – 3 pm. The Link Gallery is also open during performances. The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42. For additional information call 920.868.2728 or visit