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Creating on the Margins Youth Art Contest [Catholic charities of West Michigan]

Tue, 12/5

Creating on the Margins Youth Art Contest

Event Date/Time:
Date: 12/05/17 - 3/1/18

Event Location Information:
Company Name: Catholic Charities West Michigan

More Information:
Phone: 616-322-6069

Additional Event Details:
Each year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers a Creating on the Margins contest to help schools and parishes engage youth in learning about the root causes of poverty and the Church's response. Youth in grades 7-12 learn about poverty in the U.S., its causes, Catholic social teaching, and the work of Catholic groups to address poverty. Youth will then work to educate others through creative work of any medium (e.g. video, song, painting, drama, poetry, etc.). All entries are due by March 1st 2018 to Mary Wernet ( for the Grand Rapids Diocese. The entries will be judged locally and the top entries will receive a local prize and be sent to the national contest for the final round of judging. The grand prize winner receives $500 plus a matching grant for a CCHD funded anti-poverty organization and a trip to a national conference. Second and third place prizes may also be awarded. The Creating on the Margins contest is sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic, anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Learn more at!

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