Catholic Campaign for Human Development Art Contest

Rebuilding Together at the Margins

The youth of the Archdiocese of Chicago are invited to participate in this year’s CCHD Art Contest! – The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a multimedia contest for students in grades 7–12.

Through participation in the contest, students explore U.S. poverty and related issues such as affordable housing, workers’ rights or racial justice – all in the context of their faith.

By Monday, March 1, 2021 group or individual entries need to be mailed to: C/o Sister Julia Walsh – Cardinal Meyer Pastoral Center – 3525 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653

All who enter should plan to attend the Virtual Art and Variety Show on Sunday, March 21 from 4 to 5:30 pm sponsored by the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity. Local contest winners will be announced at this event.

All entries could win a national grand prize of $500, along with a $500 matching grant to a CCHD funded group working to fight poverty, plus a trip to a national awards event. One prize per grade level category (7–9 and 10–12) will also be awarded for national second ($375) and third ($250) place winners, along with matching grants. Honorable mentions may also be awarded.

Questions can be sent to