Essay & Poster Contest

The Essay Competition is open to all Catholic students in public, private or parochial schools.

Council/District essay and poster winning submissions MUST be brought to the February 23, 2017 Chapter Meeting.

Essay Submissions will fall into two groups.

  • Group A: Grades 4 thru 7 (Optional for Council, Chapter and State Levels Only – Does Not Advance to Supreme)
  • Group B: Grades 8 thru 12 (Qualifies for submission to State and Supreme)

Topics for Group A

4th Grade Topic:

“Ways I share My Time, Talents and Treasures at Home, School, and in My Church Community”

5TH Grade Topic:
“In my life, who have been my Spiritual Role Models and Why?”

6th Grade Topic:

“How do I live Jesus’ Teaching, to Love Thy Neighbor?”

7th Grade Topic:

“How My Catholic / Christian School Education has influenced My Personal Values”

Topic for Group B

8th grade thru 12th grades

“The Importance of Religious Freedom”

The Supreme Competition Kit can be ordered thru Council competition among schools is ongoing until February 15, 2017. Judging will be held on: Council level Groups A & B is on February 25, 2017; Chapter level Groups A & B is on March 15, 2017; State level judging for Groups A & B is on April 1, 2017. Only Group B winners will be sent to Supreme.

For more information about the Youth Essay Competition, please contact:

Bro. Claire Tryon:  see your program directory for contact information.




Contestants will compete in two age groups for purposes of judging: (Age as of January 1st)

  • Age 8 through 11
  • Age 12 through 14

Poster Topics:

Entries in the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest fall under only one of two topics:

  • Alcohol Awareness and Abuse
  • Drug Awareness and Abuse

Note: Entrant can only enter in one of the categories.


Competition will run until late January.  Kits need to be ordered now. Deadline for submission are as follows:

  • Council Level – January 25; District Level (optional) – February 14

Chapter Level – March 15; State Level – April 15

Competition Kit Order Form:  found on the State website under Resources or by calling Supreme (203) 752-4016.

For more information about the Youth Poster Program/Competition, please contact:

Bro. Bob Pineschi, CA State Poster Chairman see your program directory for contact information,