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Archdiocesan Cultural Events: 2016-2017

Only County Directors can submit entries for the Archdiocesan contest.

County Directors Submit: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners

Submission Deadline by County Directors: May 9th, 2017


Local County Submission Information

Local County Deadlines and Show Dates
County Submission Deadline  Show Date More Info
Bronx Borough May 8th May 10th
Manhattan Borough April 27th May 1st
Dutchess County

Art Deadline: April 18

Essay Deadline: April 28

April 20
Orange County April 28 TBD
Rockland County April 28 TBD
Staten Island April 28 May 17
Ulster County April 28 May 6 & 7
Westchester & Putnam County April 28 May 2
Contact Anthony Badger with additional questions:

Art & Essay Awards Ceremony
DATE: Friday, May 19th, 2017

1011 First Avenue, 9th Floor Cafeteria

7:00 p.m.


Art Contest Eligibility & Guidelines:

Art will be judged in the following age divisions:

Small Fry     First & Second Grades
Beginners    Third & Fourth Grades
Learners      Fifth & Sixth Grades
Masters       Seventh & Eighth Grades
Experts    Ninth & Tenth Grades
Elite             Eleventh & Twelfth Grades

 

There are 6 divisions in the Art Contest: Small Fry, Beginner, Learner, Master, Expert and Elite. Send only the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each of these divisions. In total, 18 winners will be recognized for their outstanding artwork.

Only flats in the following media will be allowed: pencil, pen, paper, oil paint, scratchboard, colored pencil, pastel, acrylic, charcoal, crayon, cray-pas, finger paint, magic marker, watercolor and mixed media (a combination of any of the above).  Numbered pieces will not be accepted.

Size of art piece is not to exceed 18 x 24 inches including the matting.  Please DO NOT submit work with frames and glass.  We will not be responsible for any breakage.

A 3 x 5 inch index card with the artist’s name, Parent/Guardian e-mail address, address, telephone number, grade, county, division, and name of school or parish must be affixed on the reverse side of the art piece.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place County winners in each division will be judged on the Archdiocesan level. Winners of the Archdiocesan Contest will be personally invited to attend the Archdiocesan Art & Essay Awards Ceremony that will be held on Friday, May 19th, 2017.


CYO ESSAY CONTEST INFORMATION

Essay Contest

As in previous years the Essay contest provides a variety of selections for each participant to select a topic that will allow them the best opportunity for expression of written word. By using no more than 650 words participants should respond to one of the following prompts: The questions below were selected by the CYO Archdiocesan administrative staff after a thorough review of possible essay questions for this years contest.

 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
  • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.

  • Write about things that have made you a better friend to others, who or what influenced in developing these positive traits?
  • Write about a time when you were brave, what did you do, how did it make you feel?
  • Choose a book or books that have affected you deeply and explain why.

 

Essay Contest Eligibility & Guidelines:

NOTE: There is 1 division in the Essay Contest: Elementary. In total, 3 essay submissions will be recognized for their work.

The Contest is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

Essay is limited to 650 words and must be type written. Essays will be judged on content as it pertains to the topic, spelling, and grammar.

A 3 x 5 inch index card with the author’s name, Parent/Guardian e-mail address, address, telephone number, grade, county and name of school or parish must be affixed to the essay.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be judged on the Archdiocesan level. Winners of the Archdiocesan Contest will be personally invited to attend the Archdiocesan Art & Essay Awards Ceremony that will be held on May 19th, 2017.