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Mason City Noon Lions Club announces local winner of Peace Poster Contest

MASON CITY, Iowa – 13-year-old Victoria Hazelett of Mason City is the local winner of the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. Her poster will now advance to district level judging.
When asked about the inspiration for her poster, Victoria explained that she used techniques taught in her art class at John Adams Middle School, including color shading and face construction. As for a quote to accompany her poster, Hazelett eloquently explained, “If one can make a difference, can a million make a change?”

The daughter of Janette Hazelett and John Bieberdorf, Victoria created her poster at a workshop sponsored by the Mason City Noon Lions Club in October. Over a dozen 11 to 13-year-olds participated in the workshop held at the Charles H. MacNider Museum.

The Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest is held annually and encourages peace and international understanding among the world’s youth. With the global Contest, children express their ideas of peace on a poster using a variety of mediums, including paint, crayon, pencil, and charcoal.

After district judging, entries advance to the multiple district level, then international level. One grand prize winner and 23 merit winners will be announced by February 1, 2011.

An exhibition featuring the 24 winning posters from the 2009-2010 Contest, along with posters created by children at the local workshop, will be on display at the Charles H. MacNider Museum Thursday, December 2, through Friday, December 31, 2010. An opening reception with light refreshments is planned for December 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Sponsors of the Peace Poster Exhibit include Clear Lake Bank and Trust, Midwest Roofing Company, Overhead Door Company of Mason City, and an anonymous supporter.

For more information about the Peace Poster contest, visit the Lions Club International website: Learn more about the Peace Poster Exhibit at |

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