Texas Lions provide a variety of programs to encourage youth participation in issues facing today’s society. Through it’s contests at the club level, the district level and ultimately the state level, students can research and gain knowledge on various social ramifications of both diabetes and substance abuse.

The Texas Lions’ Opportunity for Youth sponsors four main contests during the year. A student may enter multiple contests as long as they meet the qualification requirements for each. You may click one of the links below for more information, or read on for the general procedures and applications:

Diabetes Awareness Essay Contest

Drug Awareness Speech Contest

International Peace Poster Contest

Outstanding Youth Award


State Chairperson For Opportunities for Youth

Lion Ken Book
5411 Goshen Grove

San Antonio, Texas 78028

(210) 744-2080

kbook0@hotmail.com


For each contest, the student participant must complete each of the following:

A common contest application form described below and on the contest page
The Code of Conduct Agreement as described below and on the contest page
The Medical Power of Attorney as described below and on the contest pages

These must be submitted by the deadlines stated on the individual contest pages.

If you will be providing a chaperone, please also fill out the Chaperone Guidelines below.



Common Contest Application Form

This form is mandatory for all contests. Download the form by right-clicking the link below and  choosing to save the link to your computer.  Then open it with Adobe Reader to complete.

Common Contest Application

Please note that you will need to open the above file in Adobe Reader to fill the form out.
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Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Form

This form is mandatory for all contests. Download the form by right clicking the link below and choosing to save the link to your computer. Then open it with Adobe Reader to complete.

Code of Conduct Form


Medical Power of Attorney Form

This form is mandatory for all contests. Download the form by right clicking the link below and choosing to save the link to your computer. Then open it with Adobe Reader to complete.

Medical Power of Attorney Form


Chaperones Guidelines

For those that are accompanying students to district and State competitions as chaperones, we require a signed Chaperone Guidelines form indicating the acknowledgement of those principles. Download the form by right clicking the link below and choosing to save the link to your computer. Then open it with Adobe Reader to complete.

Chaperone Guidelines


District Application Check-Off List

Districts that sponsor winners to the State Contest will need to follow the below checklist to comply with all procedures for application.

District Application Check List