USCCB News Release
May 17, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USCCB Announces Youth Art Contest, Invites Nominations for Young Adult Award
WASHINGTON (May 17, 2011)—The Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released materials for two programs targeted to youth and young adults, the Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award and the Multi-Media Youth Arts Contest. Both are sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic anti-poverty initiative of the U.S. bishops.
The Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award is given annually to a Catholic young adult between the ages of 18 and 30 engaged in efforts to end the root causes of poverty in the United States. The annual winner is recognized at the bishops’ November meeting in Baltimore. The nomination form and profiles of past winners are available at www.usccb.org/campus/bernadin-award.shtml.
Through the Multi-Media Youth Arts Contest, youth in grades 7 to 12 learn about poverty, its causes, and the Church’s response, then create art to teach others what they have learned. The 2011-2012 contest theme is Put Faith in Action! Uproot Poverty Together. Contest packets for young artists, educators at Catholic schools and parishes, youth ministers, and diocesan staff are available at www.usccb.org/artcontest. The national grand prize winner will be honored at the annual conference sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
For more information, contact Jill Rauh at (202)541-3297.
Keywords: Justice, Peace and Human Development, Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award, Multi-Media Youth Arts Contest, CCHD, Catholic Campaign for Human Development,
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