Catholic Daughters Education Contest
The Contest: Catholic Daughters are sponsoring a contest for students in an effort to reach out
2016 CDA National Education Contest
to the youth in their community. The entries will be judged at St. Mary’s in early
March. First place winners will go on to further judging at the State level and
those winners to the National level.
- Who can enter:
- Grades 4-5 (Division 1)
- Grades 6-7-8 (Division 2)
- Grades 9-10-11-12 (Division 3)
Why you want Exposure for your talents and an opportunity to to enter:
express your faith creatively. (Prizes for winners!)
What you Create
an entry of art, essay, poem, computer art, music or photography
need to do: on either
“We Are Stewards of God’s Creation” or “How Do We Care for the Environment?.”
The themes selected for the contest encourage lively
imagination and freedom of thought when student talent and application go hand in hand.
See your teacher for entry forms before creating your entry.
Very important — do NOT put your name on the FRONT of the entry! The form
will be attached to the BACK of your entry with your name and signature.
Art Work – pastel (chalk), crayon, paints (water color, acrylic, oil), marker, ink, charcoal, pencil (black or
colored) AND DUCT TAPE. Your art carries the message – NO LETTERING – Size 8-1/2” x 11”
How theme is carried out in Art will be part of the decision in judging
in addition to artistic talent. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ART! ALL DIVISIONS
Essay – neatly TYPED, not to exceed 500 words. ALL DIVISIONS
Poem – any style of poetry, neatly TYPED, not to exceed eight (8) lines. ALL DIVISIONS
Computer Art – your art carries the message – NO LETTERING – Size 8-1/2” x 11” OR 8” x 12”. Art must be of
participant’s own creation and should fill the majority of the page. NO clip art or images imported from
web sites. ALL DIVISIONS.
Music – Lyrics and notes written on a music score (melody, harmony, accompaniment, all of which must be notated
Photography – Size 8”x10” picture depicting the theme. Do not add matting Picture must have been taken by
accurately) must be contestant’s own creation. PLEASE USE COMPOSITION MUSIC PAPER. CD (no
Mp3, MIDI, or other electronic formats allowed) of the performance of the composition must accompany
the composition. (NO CASSETTE TAPE or DVD). While the composition must be the contestant’s own
creation, the performer of the composition does not need to be the composer. DIVISIONS 2 and 3.
contestant. May not be a computer downloaded image or a picture of a picture. Can be color or black and
white. Cannot be a collage. DIVISIONS 2 and 3.
All entries must be in English and Judges will use rules of Clarity, Grammar, Spelling, Interpretation of
Theme and all particular rules in the categories listed above.
Note: Students can enter one or more of the above categories.
Important: DO NOT FOLD OR ROLL YOUR ENTRY. Neatness is a key factor in judging!
Entry form : CDA Edu form.jpeg
The deadline: St. Mary School Students: February 26, 2016 to Linda Field through your teacher. CCD,
Homeschool, and High School Students: February 28, 2016 to Linda Field through Jan McCarter (CCD Director).