Every fall, the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions sponsor a Peace Poster Contest for Middle School students in the Region 18 Lyme-Old Lyme school district. The art competition is part of the International Association of Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest, which for 26 years has inspired children ages 11, 12 and 13 from 100 countries to create their visions of peace. Every year there is a new theme about peace in the world.
Thelma Halloran, the Middle School art teacher in Region 18, encourages her students to create a poster meeting the contest criteria. The winner of the Lyme-Old Lyme contest receives an award from the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions, and the winning art is sent by November 15th to Lions District 24C for entry into that contest. The Lions District Governor picks a winning poster for the Multiple District Council competition, and the winner of that contest enters the Lions International contest.