The 2016-2017 CCHD Multimedia Youth Contest!
"Being Neighbors in Our Common Home"
The Multimedia Youth Contest is an annual contest organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). It is designed as a tool for youth in grades 7 - 12 to explore the issue of poverty in the United States in the context of their faith and to learn about what empowered, low-income persons are doing in their communities to address poverty's root causes.
Youth may work in any medium: videos, PowerPoint, short story, painting, poetry, drama, song or photography. The work must be original and illustrate the annual theme, “Being Neighbors in Our Common Home”, as well as be accompanied by the official submission form and essay responses. This contest is open to all Catholic youth of the diocese in grades 7 – 12, including youth in Catholic schools, public schools or homeschool. Youth will submit their work directly to the Office of Catholic Charities at the Catholic Pastoral Center. The Diocese will choose a Grand Prize winner and Runner-Up from each grade group (7-9, 10-12), and the Grand Prize winners will be submitted to the national contest. The deadline for students to submit their entries is MARCH 15, 2017.
Lesson plans and activities, contest information, and rules can be found on the USCCB website. Please note that all types of art (e.g. video, song, painting, acting, writing, etc.) are welcome!
Send artwork to Sr. Pat Brown, 2170 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31404 along with completed entry form.
- The Grand Prize winner (from each grade group) will receive $100. In addition, the Grand Prize winners will be entered into the National Contest with the chance of winning $500!
- The Runner-Up (from each grade group) will receive $50.
*The winning students will also select a charitable organization to receive a matching donation in their name.
Please contact Sr. Pat Brown, the CCHD Art Contest contact for the diocese, at (912)201-4058 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about the contest.
The 2015-2016 7th - 9th grade winner is Madison Seguin
from St. Anne Pacelli School is Columbus, GA
"For my entry is decided to pain two feet and turn them into the world. I did this by paiting the bottoms of my feet and stepping onto a piece of paper. I then used green and blue pain to transform it into the world. The message I am trying to create is that with the Two Feet of Love in Action, we too can change the world. If we live by these feet everyday in our lives, we can start to make the love of God present in others' lives."
The 2015-2016 10th - 12th grade winner is Greer Weed
from St. Anne Pacelli School in Columbus, GA
"The Two Feet of Love in Action made me more aware of how important educating people in our community is. I have done a lot of volunteer work in my community but it has mostly been Charitable Works, like clothing drives, packing food boxes and volunteering at homeless shelters.The Two Feet of Love in Action plan has made me broaden my interest in volunteering to the Social Justice side."
CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the USCCB. You can learn more about the CCHD here.
Since the diocese has started participating in the art contest, we have had three student place nationally with their entries.
- In 2003, the confirmation class at St. Michael Parish in Fort Gordon Georgia placed 3rd nationally.
- In 2007, Paula Collado, a parishioner at Nativity of Our Lady placed 3rd nationally.
- In 2008, Ashley Price from Mount de Sales Academy placed 3rd nationally.