JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students from two Region 8 schools gathered Thursday morning to show their artwork for the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
The University Heights Lions Club hosted the event.
The art contest is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated 400,000 entries.
Students from the Jonesboro International Studies Magnet School and Westside Middle School participated in this year's contest.
Six students at Westside Middle School competed in the event. Each of them were awarded gift certificates.
This year's theme was "Peace, Love, and Understanding."
First place winner, Brooke Peyton from Westside Middle school, said her vision was clear.
“I wanted to show that the flags are people and it's not just only our world, we're handing it over to the other people too,” Peyton said.
She won $50 and entry into the district, state and international levels of the art contest.