Published January 8, 2015
ATLANTA—Young artists and creators will explore how faith and poverty intersect in an upcoming multimedia art contest.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development sponsors a youth arts contest to help schools and parishes engage youth in exploring the causes of domestic poverty in the context of the Catholic faith. Works can be done in different media, from painting and video to short story and photography. The contest is now open for entries.
This year’s theme is: “Do Justice, Love Goodness, Walk Humbly With God.”
It’s an opportunity to engage the community in learning about poverty in the U.S. and the difference between social justice and charitable work.
Student artists in grades 7-12 participating in this contest will learn about the need to empower low-income persons to address the challenges affecting them.
The entry deadline is March 2. All of the submissions will be featured in the “Art Gallery Hall” at the archdiocesan Chancery. Winners, as well as the outstanding educator/minister/mentor, will be recognized at an art exhibition and award ceremony at the Chancery on March 22.
Winners of the contest will have the honor to represent the Archdiocese of Atlanta at the national contest in Washington, D.C., on March 31. The national grand prize winner receives $500 and a trip to a national conference.
To learn more about the Multimedia Art Contest, prizes, registration or to schedule a presentation, visit www.archatl.com/artcontest or contact Rose Marie Inserni at firstname.lastname@example.org.