Thirroul Seaside Festival

Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

31st March, 1st & 2nd April 2017

Our World Our Future'

Lions Club of Austinmer/Thirroul Inc

Past Winner.


Winning poster

Encouraging Youth

The Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest has been conducted since 1988 in local schools by encouraging young people of the ages 11, 12 and 13 years to artistically express their visions of peace.

Promoting the Arts

A variety of mediums including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint can be used to create a unique work that expresses the young artist’s life experiences and culture and spark their imagination. Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme of Peace. 

This year’s peace theme is "The Future of Peace"

Local Judging 

Each school will select their top 10 entries using the above criteria of originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.

Subject to sponsorships each participating school will have an overall winner selected from their entries Each student will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Entries displayed during the Festival will be judged by a panel selected by the Austinmer/Thirroul Lions Club Inc. 

That winner will receive an appropriate prize.

 A “Viewers Choice” Entry will also be selected from the Festival display. 


Overall Judging

Winning posters ( 1st in each school) , an overall winner, plus the People's Choice ( based on votes received  on the Saturday), will be on display at the Festival. Also the overall winner and the People's Choice winner will be announced and presented with their awards.  Each final winner from each participating school will be endorsed to the Lions District Finals where one entry is chosen to progress to National Level. The National Winner will progress to and attend the International Competition which will be judged in the USA. At the International level judges from the arts, peace, youth and media select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.

Peace Poster Display.


Posters on display at the McCarthy Centre, St Michaels Thirroul between 9-4.30 Saturday 1st April.
The Winners will be displayed in the Lions Club Tent on Sunday 2nd April.

Past Participating Schools are

St Joseph's Catholic School Bulli
Thirroul Primary School
St Michaels Catholic School Thirroul
Austinmer Primary School
Coledale Primary School
Scarborough Primary School
Stanwell Park Primary School

Parents, friends, teachers, grandparents and relatives are all welcomed to come and see the range of artwork 

  Associated Links
The last one above provides a reference to International Prize Awards and conditions.