Young Rocky artist wins poster competition judged in Bay
A STUDENT from The Cathedral College in Rockhampton has won the 201Q4 Lions District Peace Poster competition that was judged in Hervey Bay.
Nathanael Hannay, a grade 7 student at The Cathedral College in Rockhampton, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognised artist by winning the competition sponsored by the Rockhampton Fitzroy River Lions Club.
Nathanael's poster will be among more than 400,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 28th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest which emphasises the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.
"Peace is about connection, together life would be better for everyone and there would be no poverty or war. We need to Share Peace in our world and the community" Nathaneal said.
The poster was selected by the three judges Ted Sorensen - LNP Member for Hervey Bay, Lorraine Manuel - Peace Poster Chairperson from the Blackwater Lions Club and Rolf Wacker - President of the Fraser Lions Club for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, "Share Peace".
The judging was held on Sunday November 29 at the District Governor's residence in Pialba.
"A lot of thought was put into the artwork and the theme to encourage Peace around the world which it needs at present" said Ted Sorensen.
Nathanael's poster will now advance to face stiff competition at state multiple district and international levels.
One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected at the international level with $5000 as the first prize and $500 for the merit awards.
District Governor Les Crossman said he "was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students.
I'm so proud that Lions have been able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.
We are all cheering for Nathanael as his poster advances in the competition, and we hope that his vision will ultimately be shared with others around the world".