The Multimedia Youth Arts Contest is a tool for schools and parishes to engage young people in creative and imaginative justice education around the efforts of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to address the root causes of poverty in the United States. CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Through participation in the contest, youth in grades 7-12 can explore the issue of U.S. poverty in the context of their faith and learn about what empowered, low-income persons in their communities are doing to address poverty’s root causes. This connection with local anti-poverty efforts is vital to creating a meaningful understanding of poverty and potential solutions. In response to what they have learned, youth use their imagination to create multimedia work that can educate peers, family, friends, and others about the root causes of poverty.
How does the contest work?
Schools, parishes, and individuals use the contest materials to help students learn about poverty in the U.S., its causes, and our faith response. The students create multimedia work based on what they have learned. The work is not submitted to the national office directly, but is sent to the diocesan CCHD office for local judging.
Send projects, along with local entry forms, to Catholic Charities’ Office for Social Justice by Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.
CCHD Youth Art Contest
c/o Catholic Charities’ Office for Social Justice
60 Plato Blvd E #230
St. Paul MN 55107
The first place artwork for 7-9th grade and 10-12th grade goes on to the national contest to inspire individuals across the country and compete for national prizes.
For all other information about the art contest, including this year’s theme and contest guidelines, please visit the USCCB website.