Peace poster contest winners named

The local winners have been named in the Fort Frances Lions Club peace poster contest, who now will be sent on to be judged at the “District” level.
The winners are Chelsea Hill (Crossroads School), Casey Kerber (Robert Moore), Kurtis Gustafson (Mine Centre School), Kristina Webb (J.W. Walker), and Nicole Mueller (St. Francis).
The contest, whose theme this year was “Give Peace a Chance,” was open to students aged 11-13.
The posters are judged on originality, artistic merit, and expression of the theme. All submissions had to be original artwork drawn freehand with no computer graphics.
About 60 posters from five schools were submitted locally, club chair Flora Danylchuk said.
“In some schools we’ve had a super response. The teachers really make it work,” she noted.
All the posters will be on display at the Fort Frances Museum until Friday, Nov. 12.
Copies of the five winning posters will be on display as the originals have been shipped off for further judging.
Danylchuk noted it is an international competition, with posters going through four levels of judging: local, district, multiple district, and international.
One final winner, and 23 merit award winners, will be named early next year.
There will be an appreciation night for the five local winners, their parents, and teachers on Nov. 23.