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There are now 2 competitions under the heading of Environmental Projects.

The Contact officer for both competitions is DO Judith Goodchild

Lions Environmental Poster Competition

This competition, was voted in at the 2012 Convention, and is based on a successful one run by Hayling Island Lions Club for some years. The idea is to stimulate young people's interest in the environment and to provide a competition which is stimulating and interesting to them. The spin-offs for Lions Clubs could be many including PR for your club, an increased awareness of Lions by schools (teachers and pupils), youth clubs, scouts, guides, cubs and brownies and their leaders, parents and the general public. It can help you introduce other ideas into your community and could lead to increased membership.

The chosen subject for 2016-2017 is



This subject was been chosen in consultation with the incoming District Governor. The subject could be anything to do with improving the environment form planting bulbs and seeds or plants to recycling batteries to supporting Spek Trek to Clearing paths or collecting litter. The possibilities are endless.   It would be wonderful if the posters were to advertise a service activity that your club was undertaking in celebration of Earth Day 2017.    

Please  read the Rules and entry form BEFORE you enter.


The competition is open to anyone aged between 7 and 16 in 2 age groups age groups
      1) 7-10 (key stage 2 years 3,4,5,& 6 in junior school
      2) 11-16 (Key stage 3 & 4, years 7,8,9 & 10 in senior school)
There will be two classes:
1) A poster using computer aided design
2) A poster using paint, crayons or similar as the medium
The size to be A4 (297 x 210mm or 11.7 x 8.3ins) or A3 (420 x 297mm or 16.5 x 11.7ins
Posters must be entirely the work of the nominated child and should be original i.e they should not have previously been published or entered into other competitions.... They can contain words.
The closing date of the competition for this year is 15th January 2017.

 The Practical Guide

1. As soon as you receive this, print off the Application Form and rules for as many outlets as you wish within the resources of the club. These can be distributed, for example, ad-hoc, via a local newspaper, youth clubs, schools, scouts and guides.  Also use the press release below.

2. You have from now to the 15th JANUARY 2017 so please take a look and get over to the schools and clubs to promote this. It would be better if teachers did not devote an entire lesson to this as the aim is to get individual ideas.

3. When you get a reply make out the form as below and give each entry a unique reference number which should be prefixed with your club name.

4. If there are sufficient entries there will be a regional competition with the winners going on to a District Competition. If not the entries will go automatically into the District Competition.

5. Please support this competition. If successful it will become an MD competition and hopefully an International one.

6. There are now four trophies:

The Roger Munday Cup for Computer Aided Designs for the older age group
The Christine Munday Cup for Computer Aided design for the younger group
The Ron Twining Cup for Traditional Posters for the older age group
The Ann Twining Cup for Traditional Posters for the younger group

The prize in each category will be £75

To download an entry form, Please Click Here

Below is a suggested press release to invite children to enter this competition


The (name) Lions Club is inviting children from 7 to 16 to produce posters to promote Earth Day on 22nd April 2017.  This event is part of the “Protecting Our Environment” Campaign, a Lions global campaign taking place during the month of April that focuses on improving and protecting the environment.

The April 22 Earth Day is usually celebrated with outdoor performances, where individuals or groups perform acts of service to earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees, picking up roadside trash, conducting various programs for recycling and conservation, using recyclable containers for snacks and lunches. Some people are encouraged to sign petitions to governments, calling for stronger or immediate action to stop global warming and to reverse environmental destruction.  Television stations frequently air programs dealing with environmental issues.

“Organizing this project gives us an opportunity to join other communities around the world in celebration of Earth Day and show the strength of our global network in addressing the many environmental issues facing our planet.  There is an urgent need for the global community to take action to protect the environment given the many issues facing our planet such as climate change, deforestation, and loss of plant and wildlife.  Lions clubs from around the world have been committed to protecting the environment for several decades and we understand that every small effort makes a big difference.” said (name, title such as club president or event chairperson).

Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfil those needs.  For more information or to get involved with the (name) Lions Club, please contact (name) at (phone number) or (e-mail address – add Web site address if appropriate).

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.  Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to sight preservation and community service throughout the world.  For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at


2016 The winner of the Ann Twining cup for Traditional Posters was Emma Smith sponsored by Sandown and Shanklin Lions Club

2016 The winner of the Ron Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Sadie Wetherick sponsored by Sandown and Shanklin Lions Club

2015 The winner of the Ann Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Leah Shelton sponsored by Blackmore Vale Lions Club 2015 The winner of the Ron Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Alice Mantle sponsored by Hayling Island Lions Club.

2015 The winner of the Ann Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Leah Shelton sponsored by Blackmore Vale Lions Club 2015 The winner of the Ron Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Alice Mantle sponsored by Hayling Island Lions Club.

Please can we have some entries in the CAD classes in 2017

2014 The winner of the Ann Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Gabby Clothier sponsored by Blackmore Vale Lions Club

Blackmore Vale Lions Club and Milborne Port School have decided that the prize money should be spent on environmental projects within the school and that Gabby should help decide what these should be.

2014 The winner of the Ron Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Ellen Fishwick sponsored by Sandown and Shanklin Lions Club There were no entries in the other categories.  Please can we change this in 2015

2013 -The winner of the Ron Twining Cup for Traditional Posters was Callum Heathcote sponsored by Hayling Island Lions Club

The remaining cups were not presented in 2013

Peter Allen Environmental Photo Competition

Peter Allen Environment Photo AwardThis competition is for the best photograph portraying the environmental work of Lions clubs in District 105D. 




The Award was given in memory of Peter Allen, a member of Fleet Lions Club who had recently passed to higher service when Jim Storey was Environmental Projects Officer in 2005-6

Jim thought it was appropriate that the environmental photo competition should have a trophy as did Marion, his wife.

Fleet agreed to name it after Peter Allen, who despite his age, was always keen to get out with Lions when they did jobs at our local nature reserve. 

This year I am organising the contest together with MDHQ and a poster and letter from me was in the July 2015 District Mailing.   I am happy to have as many photos as clubs wish to submit.  I will arrange for judging at the District level and if there are more than 5 entries The Peter Allen Trophy will be awarded.

One new feature is that the competition is also open to LEOS.

Entries should be sent to Lion Judith Goodchild, Community Relations Portfolio Holder at 88a, Franklin Avenue Tadley Hampshire RG6 4EU by Monday 9th January 2017.

As the name applies this  is eventually an International Competition held each year but initially it is a District Competition.  This year the International competition only asks for photos with a nature theme.  However at MD and thus AT District level we are maintaining four categories. This will give photographers and clubs more chance of being a winner.  The winners of these competitions will go forward to the MD Competition There will be four winners and the outright winner will be chosen from them.  Historically, the take up of this competition has been very poor.  Why?  There are many Lions who take photos so why not enter the competition?  You never know you could win!  The categories  from year to   for 2016-17 are:

1. Plants

2. Animals

3. Weather phenomenon

4. Other aspects of nature including landscape


In 2016 The winner was Lion John Goodchild from Loddon Valley

duck at kew gardens

In 2015 the winner was Steve Fulcher from Crofton Lions Club

This was the MD entrant in the 2016 International Competition

MD Environmental_Photo_Competition_2015 


The award was not presented in 2014 as no clubs entered but there was one direct entrant to the MD Competition.  This was in the landscape section and was taken by Lion Judith Goodchild.  It was one of two runners up in the competition.
The winner for 2013 was MIKE COLLEN from FLEET LIONS CLUB 

The winner in 2012 was Clare Dowling from the Bracknell Forest Club

The winning picture showed a starling with her baby

The Award was not presented in 2011

2010 winner

Fuglemere Benches at Fleet Pond 

Fleet Lions at Fleet Pond, our local nature reserve

"We created a new viewing area at our local nature reserve for young, old
and disabled alike - to inspire them to protect our local environment."

Jim Storey of Fleet Lions

The Helen Deakin Make the World a Better Place Award


At the Cabinet meeting on July 19th it was agreed that this competition would be cancelled due to lack of support from clubs.  It was also felt that the aims could be covered by The Leo Plumley Award and the Peter Allen Photographic Competition.

In 2009 The District Cabinet gave permission for an Environment Competition to complement the existing Photographic Contest. This competition runs each Lions year until 31st January, and the closing date for completed entries is 20th February 2014

This Environmental Project for Lions Clubs in District 105D was introduced to commemorate the life of Miss Helen Deakin.   Helen lived in Stubbington, Hampshire.  She trained as a Nurse and then as a Teacher before offering herself to the Church as a Missionary.  She was rejected. So she became a "self appointed" missionary in our village where she dedicated her life and possessions to "Making the World a Better Place".     That included getting up at 4 or 5 in the morning, every morning, to ensure that the village was clean and tidy and an environment to be proud of.  In 2002 she was created a "Citizen of Honour".

The Club that produces, or sponsors, the winning entry will receive their prize at the District Convention. This competition gives us the opportunity to bring Lions Clubs and our Environmental Activities to the attention of the general public. It also gives us an opportunity to involve outside organisations and individuals, e.g. Scouts, Guides, Schools, Womens Guilds, Youth Groups, Churches, etc.

It is designed to highlight environmental and sustainability activities in your locality. The prize will be £100.00 to be used for an approved environmental project or to buy an Acre of Rain Forest via the World Land Trust.   Certificates of Appreciation will also be awarded to the runners up.
Entries can range from individual ways you are helping to conserve the planet by living an environmentally friendly life, such as transforming an allotment, cycling to work, recycling or composting, or putting unwanted items to innovative new uses to more organised group projects involved in such things as recycling, conservation, energy and water use, local food production, community organic food growing projects, etc. Whatever you're doing to help the Planet, all you have to do to enter the MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE Competition is tell us about it!!

It's that easy. Just follow these steps

1. How are you making the World a better place ?

2. Give one good example for each category in that well known environmental slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" (This will be used as a "Tie Breaker" if the need arises to choose between two or more equally good entries for Part 1.)

3. Send details of your project (with photos if possible, and appropriate) together with your contact details, and explain what you would spend the prize money on, to: Lion Judith Goodchild, Community Relations Portfolio Holder,88a, Franklin Avenue, Tadley Hampshire RG26 4EU                        


This award received no entrants for 2014
The winner for 2013 is FLEET LIONS CLUB
for their work with The Fleet Pond Preservation Society on their Clearwater Campaign


The winner in 2012 were Reading Lions Club


The 3 R's Environmental Competition

This competition has now been suspended by the District Cabinet due to lack of support