2014 Respect Life Ministry Annual Poster,
Essay and Video Contest Winners!
Respect for life was creatively expressed by students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Catholic schools, religious education programs and youth groups throughout the Diocese, as they participated in the diocesan Department of Pastoral Care’s annual Respect Life Poster, Essay and Video Contest.
Students were instructed to write an essay, illustrate a poster or create a video that complemented this year’s theme, “Open Your Hearts to Life,” suggested by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for Respect Life Month in October.
The entries were grouped into grade-level categories – kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. Preliminary judging was done on a parish or school level, then the best entries were chosen and sent to the Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Ministry for judging on the diocesan level. Each parish or school was asked to submit one winning essay, poster or video from each grade level.
Thirteen Catholic schools and seven parish religious education programs submitted a total of 19 videos, 82 posters and 35 essays for the contest.
The diocesan Department of Pastoral Care’s Respect Life Ministry honored the winners with cash prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Awards will be presented after the annual Respect Life Mass in St. Anthony Parish, Red Bank March 8 at 9 a.m.
To view the winning Respect Life posters, click HERE