FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
Contact: Patricia M. Chivers
Announcing the 2012 Catholic Campaign for Human Development Youth Art Contest Winners
Atlanta – On Saturday, March 24th, the Archdiocese of Atlanta held a reception to recognize several Catholic-school students for their award winning artwork in this year’s Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Multimedia Youth Art Contest. The students were asked to address the theme of “Faith In Action: Uprooting Poverty Together!”. “This was the first time in many years that we’ve launched this initiative, so we weren’t sure what to expect”, said Kat Doyle, director of social justice ministries. “However, we were very pleased with the number of entries submitted and excited to see that most of the artwork was well thought out and a true artistic expression of how our Catholic faith calls us to address poverty in the U.S.”, she continued.
33 students submitted entries, representing four schools in the Archdiocese: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, Pinecrest Academy, St. Jude Catholic School, and Queen of Angels Catholic School. There were also several entries from homeschooled students. Doyle hopes that even more schools and parish youth groups will participate next year, incorporating the topics of poverty and justice into their curriculum.
Artwork by Sarah Stubbs from Pinecrest Academy, titled Wall of Ignorance, and Gina Valecruz from St. Jude, titled Digging Up Issues of Poverty, was chosen for submission to the national contest in Washington, D.C. The National Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 cash award and a $500 gift to be designated in the winner's name to a CCHD-funded group of the winner's choice.
For more information on all of the contest winners and to view a photo gallery of the grand and first prize winners, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-920-7897 and visit the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s website: http://www.archatl.com/ministries/sjm/cchd/artcontest/.
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