Each year the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) holds a Multimedia Art contest, inviting students from around the country to use their talents to teach others about poverty in the U.S. and how we respond with CCHD.

Multimedia work in any form is eligible for the contest. For example, videos, photos, PowerPoint presentations, paintings, drawings, dramas, poems, stories, and songs.

2016 Theme

Caring for God's Creation. Visit the Care for Creation page to learn more!


1. Must be in 7-12 grades
2. Can be in any medium (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, song, poetry, etc.)
3. Must be original and illustrate the theme of "Caring for God's Creation"
4. Students must fill out and turn in the art contest submission form along with their art by February 15

Submit art and submission form as instructed by your teacher, or to:

Maria Ralenkotter
Office for Peace and Justice
Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60653-1402

All art submissions will be displayed in a gallery exhibit in April where we will announce the winners.

Grand Prize

Full tuition scholarship for summer art classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Runners-up prizes include gift cards, sports tickets, and other fun items.

To get involved, contact Maria Ralenkotter at mralenkotter@archchicago.org or 773-426-3849.