“Misunderstanding and contradictions can build walls around people, shrouding all of us in darkness,” said Cheuk Tat Li, a 12-year-old student from Hong Kong. “People will then live in a place without peace, warmth and happiness.”
With a vivid imagination and dreams of a harmonious world, Li created the grand prize-winning poster in the 2004-2005 Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
“Trying its best and overcoming all difficulties, the dove breaks the solid walls into pieces with its tiny beak to save the world which is trapped in the dark maze,” Li said when describing his winning poster.
The contest provides children ages 11, 12 and 13 with a means to share their views on peace. An estimated 350,000 children participated in this year’s program, “Give Peace a Chance.”
Since its beginning in 1988, more than 3 million children in nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization, sponsors the contest in local schools and organized youth groups.
At this year’s final judging, members of the art,...