Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Serrans Hold Poster, Essay Contest For Vocations

Published February 2, 2006

The Serra Club of Northwest Atlanta will again sponsor its annual poster and essay contest in conjunction with the archdiocesan Vocations Fair, which will be held March 11 at the Cathedral of Christ the King.

The theme for this year’s contest is “We Are The Lord’s,” which is Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory’s motto. Poster submissions with that theme will be separated into two categories—grades kindergarten through fourth, and grades fifth through eighth. High school students in grades nine through 12 will be judged on their essays.

Three winning entries from each category from each elementary school or parish school of religion program should be submitted. High schools are asked to submit six winning entries. Additionally, this year, all entries from home-schooled students will be accepted.

First ($100), second ($50) and third place ($25) prizes will be awarded in each of the three categories.

Judges will consist of members of the archdiocesan vocations committee and Father Brian Higgins, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Entries must be received no later than Feb. 24.

The winners will be disclosed before the event so that they can receive their awards at the Mass that will open the Vocations Fair on March 11.

Computers may be used in the creation of the posters, but contestants are asked to not attach items to the posters because attachments might be lost or ruined when the posters are stacked. Regular poster board, and not simple construction paper, should be used.

All entries will be displayed at the Vocations Fair, along with the essay entries from the high school students.


For more information about the contest, call Diana Shertenlieb at (678) 429-6844.