For the second year in a row students from the Diocese of Orlando have been nationally recognized for their entries in the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Youth Arts Contest. This year, students from St. Margaret Mary Catholic School received an Honorable Mention for their entry, “Community Working Together, Growing Together – Adult Education”. Congratulations! To learn more about the CCHD Youth Arts Contest and how your class can participate, contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice: 407-246-4819; email@example.com.
Schools and parishes are encouraged to use the Youth Arts contest as a way to engage youth in grades 7 through 12 in awareness about the causes of poverty, Catholic social teaching, the two feet of social action, and the work and witness of groups funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
The 2011 contest theme is: Put Faith in Action! Uproot Poverty Together. All types of art (e.g. video, song, painting, acting, writing, etc.) are welcome. Entries must be turned into the Office of Advocacy and Justice by March 1, 2011.
The Arts Contest Program offers dozens of pages of lesson plans and activities that can be used across disciplines—by theology, art, English, social studies, government, music, and other teachers—as well as in youth ministry and catechetical programs. The spring semester is an excellent time for parishes and schools to begin implementing the contest/program. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-246-4819. We hope many new schools will participate in 2011 and check our website for past winning entries.