Attention Middle and High School Social Studies, Religion, and Art Teachers, Homeschool Parents and Youth Leaders and Catechists
Schools and parishes can engage youth (grades 7-12) in learning about the causes of poverty and our Catholic response through the 2016 Multimedia Youth Contest. This year’s theme is Care for God’s Creation!! Please see this wonderful summary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ to assist your students with this project
In 2015, the grand prize was $500 and a trip to a national awards event, plus matching gifts of $500 for the winner’s Catholic school or parish and a CCHD funded group working to fight poverty.
The contest is sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (the domestic, anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops) and by RCL Benziger. Educators lead participants through 5 easy steps to learn about U.S. poverty, CCHD’s response, and the Two Feet of Love in Action. Our office staff members are available to meet with teachers over the summer or during the school year to explain the guidelines and goals of this program. See more at the CCHD website.
The contest is open to ALL middle and high school diocesan youth. Entries can be made through our Catholic Schools, Parish Faith Formation Programs, Parish Youth Groups, and Diocesan Homeschool Groups.
All entries, including registration, short answer questions and signed waivers are due to Deborah Shearer at the Office of Advocacy and Justice, 1819 N Semoran Boulevard, Orlando FL 32807 NO LATER than March 1, 2016 to be eligible for the contest and prize money. Only first place winners in the Middle and High School categories will be submitted for the National Contest in Washington, DC at the end of March 2016.
See this year’s winners on our website or watch the interview with 2014’s National CCHD contest winners, from St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School, for ideas on how to get started on your art project submission, here! Or go to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development tab on our website.
Deadline for Submission March 1, 2016