The Archdiocese of Atlanta Creating on the Margins contest is a tool for schools and parishes to engage young people in the Gospel call of Luke 4:18 to bring good news to the poor, liberty to captives, sight to the blind, and freedom to the oppressed. Through the contest, youth will learn about the efforts of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to address the root causes of poverty in the United States.

The contest is designed to be used across disciplines and is evaluated on two components: the creativity of the work, and the essay answers submitted with the work to demonstrate proper understanding of how we are called to respond as disciples of Jesus when people are living in poverty in our communities.

Please contact Kat Doyle at 404-920-7897 or kdoyle@archatl.com for any questions about the contest.

2021-2022 Art Contest

Builders of Peace in Our Communities

The theme of the 2021-2022 Creating on the Margins Youth Art Contest is “Builders of Peace in Our Communities,” which outlines the need to build peace by equipping and assisting low-income persons to create strong and sustainable communities.

Please download the contest packets to find resources and contest rules for participation in this year’s contest. The local deadline for artwork and essay submissions is February 1, 2022.

Previous Winners

2020

First Place (National)

10th-12th Grade

Anjali David, 11th Grade,
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

2019

First Place

7th-9th Grade

Anjali David, 9th Grade,
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

10th-12th Grade

Kaitlyn Coulter, 12th Grade,
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

2nd Place

7th-9th Grade

Kate Hicks, 7th Grade,
St. Joseph’s Catholic School

10th-12th Grade

Andrea Pozos, 11th Grade,
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

Third Place

7th-9th Grade

Cate Meyer, 8th Grade,
St. Joseph’s Catholic School

10th-12th Grade

Matheus Bagatin, 12th Grade,
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

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