The Gonzales Noon Lions Club and Gonzales Breakfast Lions Club are jointly holding several Opportunities for Youth Contests for high school juniors and seniors.
The Diabetes Essay Contest, Drug Awareness Speech Contest and Outstanding Youth Contest each have a first-place award of $250 and a second-place award of $100 locally. Items are due by Dec. 2 and judging will occur Dec. 5-9. All first place winning entries and completed forms will be sent to district by Dec. 29.
If a student should win at district, the award is a $1,500 scholarship for each contest and the winner moves onto state. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded for second place at district and a $750 scholarship for third place.
If a student wins at state, the top prize is a $3,000 scholarship. The second place winner received a $2,000 scholarship and the third place winner receives a $1,000 scholarship.
There is also the Peace Poster Contest which is open for junior high students ages 11-13. The theme for this year is “Lead with Compassion (What would you do with love to help other people?).”
Awards for the local contest are $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Each club will have a peace poster kit and they can divide the entries up and choose two first places to send to district. Posters will have to be turned in by Nov. 11. Judging will occur at Gonzales Noon Lions Club on Nov. 14 and on Nov. 17 at the Gonzales Breakfast Lions Club.
Winners will be sent to district and must be postmarked by Dec. 1. Additional money can be won at district for the winner, who is then sent to state, where additional money can be awarded for first place.