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Bethany is chosen as Wisbech Lions Club's poster competition winner 2018

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Wisbech Lions Club has announced Bethany Hancock as the local overall winner of the Peace Poster Competition.

The judging panel with some of the entries. (4428676)
The judging panel with some of the entries. (4428676)

The theme this year was "Kindness Matters" and there were 11 schools entered including one entry in the Special Needs Category.

In total there were 308 entries this year and with organisers pleased with the standard of the students' work.

The club is most grateful to the artist judges, and the schools involved for allowing the students to take part.

Also thanks to Lions Zone Chairman Bill Peacock for assisting with the final judging, together with Emma Grey, judging on behalf of Tesco and Andrea Taylor, the artist judge.

Bethany Hancock's winning Peace Poster. (4428674)
Bethany Hancock's winning Peace Poster. (4428674)

Bethany, aged 11 years from Elm Primary Academy said: " I wanted to show that the world is like a jigsaw puzzle and we could all fit together if we were all kind."

Wisbech Lions Club president Chris Gay said he was most impressed with the creativity shown by the students.

Bethany's poster together with the other 10 winning posters from the local area will advance to face stiff competition through the district, then multiple district and finally the international rounds of the competition.

One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of $5,000 (or country's cash equivalent), plus a trip for the winner and two family members to an award ceremony in the USA.

The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and cash award of $500 dollars (or country's cash equivalent).

Lions Club International is the world's largest service club organisation with 1.4 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its efforts towards conquering blindness, and trying to eradicate measles, the organisation has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.

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