Homewood artist’s design wins place in international poster contest

Homewood artist’s design wins place in international poster contest

A young Homewood artist has won a coveted place in an international poster competition.

Twelve-year old Amber’s design has been awarded first prize in the first stage of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest, run by the Tenterden Lions Club in conjunction with Homewood School.

The competition is run annually by Lions Club branches across the world for children aged 11-13 to encourage tolerance and understanding by asking them to create images of what peace means to them. This year’s theme is: ‘Journey of Peace.’

As well as winning a prize of £50, Homewood student Amber’s poster design will go through to the next stage of the contest with a chance of representing the UK at the grand final. The international contest has a top prize of US $5,000 plus a trip for the winner and her family to the international award ceremony with two family members.

Five other Homewood students also each received a runner-up prize of a £10 gift voucher for their designs, and all shortlisted entrants received a certificate for their efforts.

The judging panel comprised: Tenterden Lions President Mike Caridia, Homewood Principal Jeremy Single and Homewood’s Head of Art Jacque Rickard.

Mike Caridia said: ”We were all drawn to Amber’s striking design, both for the quality of its execution and its detailed content which perfectly interprets the Journey of Peace theme. Her poster has now gone forward to the District heats and we very much hope it will go all the way to the finals.“

Jeremy Single said: “We really enjoyed looking through the students’ artwork and discussing their various ideas. Judging certainly wasn’t an easy process!  However, Amber’s interpretation was both vibrant and clever, and all members of the judging panel were impressed by the quality of her work. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tenterden Lions Club for inviting Homewood students to participate in the competition and for supporting the students with their studies outside of the classroom.”