Colourful creations up for poster prize

23:09, Nov 12 2012
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Temuka Pakeke Lions Club peace poster contest second-place winner Samantha Kerr-Sisikefu of Opihi College, with club president Gavin Somerville.

The Temuka Pakeke Lions Club have announced local winners in the first round of the international peace poster competition held annually by Lions International.

The club received 36 entries from Temuka schools. Of those, first place was awarded to Elijah Hotene, Arowhenua Maori School, second place to Samantha Kerr-Sisikefu, Opihi College, and third place to Tehoro Awhina Merirata Te Rahui-Harris, Arowhenua Maori School.

The local winners' posters go on to the national competition in Wellington, where they will be judged alongside other winning entries from Lions clubs around New Zealand.

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From left, first-place winner Elijah Hotene and third-place winner Tehoro Awhina Merirata Te Rahui-Harris receive prizes and certificates from Temuka Pakeke Lions Club president Gavin Somerville.

A national winner is selected in Wellington, and their artwork goes on to compete in the international round where it is judged against entries sponsored by other Lions clubs worldwide.


The Timaru Herald