WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Lions Club announced winners of its 2021-2022 Peace Poster contest last month, honoring local students Anish Karthick and Arushi Vora.
Karthick, who attends Mill Pond Elementary School, was the first-place winner. Gibbons Middle School student Arushi Vora placed second in the competition.
The Peace Poster contest encourages students to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through their art and creativity.
The 2021-22 poster theme was “We are All Connected.” A local art teacher judged the posters based on originality, artistic merit and expression of a theme, a press release noted.
The contest was open to Westborough students ages 11 to 13. The posters, likewise, were on display at the Westborough Library for viewing between Nov. 1 and Nov. 12. The posters are still available for viewing through Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/640733273.
There are a total of four levels of Peace Poster competition beginning with the local club competition before proceeding to the district competition, the state contest, and, finally, the international competition where the winner receives a $5,000 prize and a trip to the United Nations.
By winning in Westborough, Karthick earned the chance to have his work compete against posters submitted from the other 44 Lions Clubs in Worcester County at that district competition.
“We wish Anish the best of luck as his poster competes at the higher levels,” the Lions Club said. “The Westborough Lions are very proud of the students who entered the contest and wish them much success in their artistic pursuits.”
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