All diocesan youth (grades 7-12) are invited to participate in the 2017 CCHD Multimedia Art Youth Contest. The contest is an opportunity for young people to learn about poverty in the U.S., its root causes, and our Catholic response.

This year’s theme is Being Neighbors in our Common Home!

In 2016, 3 students from St James Cathedral School won second place NATIONALLY and not only won $125 each, but $250 for their school and an additional $375 for a local CCHD funded group.

View our video below on CCHD.

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.

How to Enter

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, 2017 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 2017. We look forward to working with more schools and parishes this coming year.

Contest Packets in both English and Spanish, for planning purposes, are available here:
•  Young Artists | Artistas Jóvenes
•  Educators | Educadores

*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.